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Northwest Michigan’s Labor Shortage: Myths & Realities


Businesses and employers in Northwest Lower Michigan are invited to a free "working lunch" to learn about and discuss solutions to the region's labor shortage.
Network, Learn, and Discuss
  • Learn about the region’s labor shortage, and how it’s impacted by skills gaps and barriers to employment
  • Share your experiences, ideas, and solutions for today’s labor shortages
  • Meet and network with other area businesses and employers
  • Welcome: A Framework for Talent in Northwest Michigan
  • Data & Discussion: What’s Causing the Labor Shortage?
  • Data & Discussion: Overcoming Employment Barriers & Skills Gaps
RSVP Required:
Lunch will be provided at no cost. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please register for one of the working lunches below or call 231-929-5000 for assistance.


Thursday, March 12, 2015
12-1:30 p.m.
Bungalow Inn
1100 28th Street 
Manistee, MI 49660


Monday, March 16, 2015
12-1:30 p.m.
  Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center
Lake Superior Room
9901 E 13th Street
Cadillac, MI 49601


Thursday, March 19, 2015
12-1:30 p.m.
  Stafford's Perry Hotel
100 Lewis Street 
Petoskey, MI 49770


  Traverse City
Friday, March 20, 2015
12-1:30 p.m.
  Traverse City Michigan Works! Center
1209 S. Garfield Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686






Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner