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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






Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager