b'Talent Development Company TestimonialsThrough all the turmoil of the year 2020, there has been a bright spot that has helped our company grow and has helped set the foundation of our future success. Northwest Michigan Works! is that bright spot!The OJT program combined with the apprentice programs have provided our company with a candidate pool that is pre-screened and coached through the hiring process so that when they enter our doors, they are ready to hit the ground running. We have a great partnership that has resulted in opportunities for all involved. I highly encourage any small business in Northwest Michigan to reach out to them to learn more about the programs that have helped us acquire and train quality people!Ethan Smith, General Manager, Precise Door Company The entire staff at Northwest Michigan Works! is incredibly dedicated to the community and the work they do. Brake & Alignment Plus+ has been working with the Veterans Services to help employ veterans.The staff made the entire process easy by providing me with all the forms and information to facilitate hiring. I was fortunate to hire a young man who relocated to our area for an Automotive Technician position.Theyhaveanawesomerecruitmentprocess,standingby the young man as we did on-boarding. They didnt stop until he was hired! The staff continues to check on his progress andwellbeing.Ihighlyrecommendthatemployerstap into Northwest Michigan Works! as a resource for new or experienced candidates. Mike Taylor, Service Manager, Brake & Alignment Plus +Northwest Michigan Works! has been an excellent recruitment partnerprovidingGreatWolfLodgewithmultipletoptalent referrals to help us fill difficult positions. Last spring, we hired a well-qualified referral as our Security Manager and were able toqualifyfortheOn-the-JobTrainingprogramaswell.Other valuable benefits of our partnership included assistance during COVID-19 with WARN notices and Rapid Response, participation in hiring events and being the featured Employer of the Day.Laura Neubauer, Human Resources Manager,Great Wolf Lodge16 NETWORKSNORTHWEST.ORG / TALENT DEVELOPMENT'