VETERANS

Networking

Job Club

Connecting veterans and employers

JOIN US!

The Veterans Networking Job Club (VNJC) meets the third Thursday of every month from 10 - 11 am. VNJC provides an opportunity for veterans seeking employment and employers committed to hiring our nation’s heroes to come together.

For veterans, this is a great opportunity to meet with fellow veterans, employers, educators and Veteran Service Reps; learn new skills and discuss career opportunities.

For employers, it’s a good way to recruit motivated veterans who have the skills, discipline and focus that you’re looking for.

For more information please contact John Walker, West Michigan Works! Business Solutions Representative, at jwalker@westmiworks.org.

FEATURED EMPLOYERS

Superior Stone Products has been the world’s premier stone adhesive manufacturer since 1997.  Our adhesives are the benchmark by which all other adhesives are measured.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Production Technician

Shipping Employee

We’ve built sound relationships based on our quality of craftsmanship and credibility. It is our dedication to our work and customers that has made us a leader in our industry and created a tradition we’re very proud of. Today, we have offices throughout MI, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo & Traverse City.

 

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Grand Rapids Positions

Purchaser

General Laborer/Carpenter

Metal Framer & Ceiling Installer

Fireproofer

EIFS

Traverse City Positions

EIFS

General Laborer/Carpenter

Kalamazoo Positions

EIFS

General Laborer/Carpenter

Skytron is the Healthcare Efficiency Specialist, providing full-room solutions of capital equipment, architectural and real-time information systems for Medical, Surgical, Sterile Processing, and Infection Prevention.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Sales & Channel Ops Coordinator

Shipping Employee

Hutchinson is a manufacturer with its headquarters located in Paris, France. It is a subsidiary of Total SA. In 1853, the company was founded by Hiram Hutchinson in the city of Châlette-sur-Loing, in Central France.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Quality Manager

Quality Inspector

Molding Operator

Material Handler

DK Security is a leading provider of Uniform Security services, exceeding expectations in the private security industry. Our officers in the field are highly trained individuals, specializing in hospitality security.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Armed Security Officer

Armed Security Specialist

Amphenol Borisch Technologies 

Amphenol Borisch Technologies is a vertically integrated Electronics design and manufacturing firm that specializes in superior service.  Our experience and expertise in electronics design, Design-for-manufacturer, assembly and test leads the industry.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Plant Manager

Buyer II

Business Development Mgr

Dean Transportation

Transportation is all about connection. Getting people safely from point A to point B is only a small, although vital, part of the whole equation. The real connection begins with the human connection. It embodies our core values of Trust, Performance, Advocacy and Stewardship. In a sentence, it’s all about people helping people.

 

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

School Bus Driver

School Bus Dispatcher

School Bus Attendant

Diesel Mechanic

Driven by our passion to put you first, Metro Health is changing the face of health care in West Michigan. Whether you’re seeing your family doctor for a yearly physical or working with a specialist to treat a chronic condition, our integrated health care system is designed to give you easy access to high-quality, personalized care

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

C.N.A Patient Care Tech

Culture is the foundation of everything we do at Walmart. We define culture as our values in action. It’s how we deliver superior customer service, create a great front-line work environment and improve performance in order to achieve our common purpose of saving people money so they can live better.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Merchandising

Frontline/Cashier

There’s a reason Lacks has so many fully validated exterior, interior and appliance-grade finish choices: we are driven by innovation and the desire to accentuate our customers’ design intent.

Current Job Openings (click to learn more):

Shipping and Receiving

Die Setter

Production Assistant

 
 

VETERAN

RESOURCES

West Michigan Works! and Veterans Employment Services (VES)

At West Michigan Works! Veterans and their spouses may qualify for priority of service and other individualized employment services. “Priority of service” means they can access services before or in place of non-Veterans. West Michigan Works! also hosts Veterans career advisors and/or Veterans representatives at their service centers. They work directly with Veterans to help identify military skills, create and update resumes to reflect skills that transfer to civilian job opportunities, and connect them to Veteran-specific community resources.

 

VES provides a host of intensive services and resource information focusing on the needs of eligible Veterans and spouses who are unable to obtain employment through the core services provided by Michigan Works! Service Centers. This includes individualized, one-on-one career services that are designed to reduce or eliminate barriers into the workforce.

 

For additional information on training and employment services available to veterans, please contact a Michigan Works! Service Center near you.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) works with Veterans that need assistance keeping or finding employment that have a medical condition, depression, anxiety or other health conditions. They help develop customized workforce solutions for individuals and assist with reasonable accommodations if needed. Services include employment readiness, job development, job coaching, medical durable equipment and vocational assessments based on their concerns with working, and support services to help them be successful in their career goals. Many services are free and help create a healthy work/life balance.

Contact Sharlene Organ, Business Relations Consultant: organs1@michigan.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Veteran Affairs

Vocational Rehab assists veterans who have an interest in being employed and/or barriers to employment.  They help veterans with connecting to employers and apprenticeships for employment, accommodations, connecting to educational and entrepreneurial resources, vocational assistance, general vocational assessment and vocational counseling. Veterans must have VA medical services or the ability to acquire VA medical services.

Contact Kimberly Hewitt MS CRC LPC , Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Kimberley.hewitt@va.gov

Hello West Michigan

www.hellowestmichigan.com

 

Career resources for vets and their significant others relocating to the area, recently relocated, or local and unemployed. Upload a resume, talk to a Candidate Concierge, search area companies and jobs. Plus info on West Michigan communities .

 

Contact Rachel Gray: 

grayr@hellowestmichigan.com

Volunteers of America Michigan

Volunteers of America Michigan has employment services for Veterans who qualify for our HVRP program. Our HVRP program assists Veterans in preparing for employment with services like resume building, interview training, computer training, employer connections and many other supportive services to help a Veteran prepared for employment. Our HVRP program also has financial assistance that can assist with employment related expenses including transportation assistance, interview clothing, work clothing, work tools and a variety of other employment related expenses.

 

Contact Tyler Sisson: 

616.259.5416 or tsisson@voami.org

West Michigan Veteran's Coalition

The West Michigan Veterans Coalition is a collaboration between local military friendly organizations that provide support, information, and resources to those that have served or are serving in the Armed Forces and their Families, employers, and other organizations throughout West Michigan

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Our mission is to improve the lives of anyone who has served or is serving in the Armed Forces and their Families by connecting them to resources including education, employment, healthcare, and quality of life services.

Contact Debra Unseld:

debraunseld01@gmail.com

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a DoD-sponsored volunteer organization that seeks to create a culture in which military service is valued by every civilian employer in the US.

 

Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve:

  • Recognizes the outstanding support already provided by many civilian employers to their National Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Educates both employer and Guard/Reserve employee about their respective rights and responsibilities under the federal law governing employment of Guard/Reserve members in the civilian workplace.

  • Through informal mediation, helps to resolve conflict - when it arises - between employer and Guard/Reserve employee. 

  • Serves as the primary advocate for civilian employers within DoD. ESGR is the only federal agency tasked with these missions. 

More Info

 

 

PARTNERS

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