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New Roles for Team Members at Northwest Michigan Works

NORTHWEST, MI—Northwest Michigan Works! has announced new positions for two long-time members of its staff.

Rob Dickinson is the new Manager of Talent Development Initiatives. He will be responsible for identifying and developing innovative talent development solutions for Northwest Michigan. Dickinson will also lead the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates and the Career and Technical Education Career Awareness teams in the region. Dickinson has been with Northwest Michigan Works! since 2010 and for the past two years served as the Business Services Coordinator.

Jessie Mitchell is the new Business Services Coordinator. She will lead the Business Services team which provides a variety of services to local businesses including assistance developing and posting job openings; employee recruitment, screening and referral; and workforce training and skills upgrading. Mitchell has been with Northwest Michigan Works! since 2009 and for the past four years has been a Business Liaison.


Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission