The Northwest Michigan Council of Governments administers a variety of programs that assist local businesses. Our goal is to meet the needs of local businesses, whether through one of our programs or through connections to partners, including Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organizations, Community Colleges and Universities, and state programs such as the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Northwest Michigan WORKS! Service Centers represent the front line of local workforce development and business service delivery. Here, employers will find many free resources at their disposal, as well as friendly staff and a helpful atmosphere. The four Service Centers are centrally located throughout the 10-county region: Cadillac, Manistee, Petoskey, and Traverse City. Hours vary. Connect with a Northwest Michigan Works! Business Liaison.
A Northwest Michigan WORKS! Business Liaison is an employer's first point of contact with the Michigan WORKS! system. Business Liaisons provide these services and more:
Assistance developing and posting job openings
Employee recruitment, screening and referral
Workforce training and skills upgrading
Workshops on topics of interest to businesses
Outplacement services to dislocated workers
Connection to services provided by Small Business & Technology Development Center, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and other economic development partners