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Michigan Works Helps Job Seeker Move From Seasonal to Permanent Employment

Anna Doss spent years working seasonal jobs in the food service industry but kept getting laid off and was looking for year-round employment when she came to Northwest Michigan Works! in Manistee. Her age (72) made it difficult for her to find a job. The staff at Michigan Works! provided Doss with case management services and helped her create a professional résumé that was delivered to local employers by a Business Liaison. Doss was referred to a local bakery, interviewed for an open position and landed the job. She also learned about a job as a Bus Aid for the Manistee Intermediate School District and began working there.

 “You helped me in every way you could possibly help me,” said Doss. “I enjoyed coming to Michigan Works, I felt comfortable and everyone treated me well.”


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