4747 West 48th Street, Suite 162
   Fremont, MI 49412
   Phone: 231.924.3230 or 800 981.2551
   Fax: 231.924.4860
   Center Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Our Workforce Service Center in Fremont will help you find work in any County within the State of Michigan in which you would like to work. All of our services are free. We have experienced, helpful staff here in our office and computers you can use for job-finding on the internet. If you're not sure how to use the internet for job-finding, don't worry: it's easy and we'll help you do it.

The Workforce Service Center is where everything is in one place: job seekers come here to find work, employers come here to find workers, and service agencies are here to help. These are the partner agencies that offer their services through the Newaygo County Workforce Service Center:

HOPE Network operates the adult and youth employment and training programs (Workforce Investment Act and Welfare to Work) in Newaygo, Mecosta, and Osceola Counties for Michigan Works! West Central.

Services to job seekers at no charge include: testing for job compatibility; job seeking skills workshops; paying part of the cost of a starting wage for training on the job; classroom training and, when necessary, other supportive services. Hope Network has partnerships with other area agencies that can also provide support services.

Service to employers at no charge include: taking applications and pre-screening applicants; aptitude testing, if position requires; helping with the cost of training new, unskilled employees.

Hope Network is a non-profit corporation with affiliates throughout Michigan.

HOPE Network website: www.hopenetwork.org
Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency administers Pure Michigan Talent Connect, an Internet-based statewide system designed to link Employers and Job Seekers easily and free of charge in the West Central region. The Michigan Works! Employment Services (ES) Specialist will also assist and guide clients to create or perfect a "traditional" resume, cover letters, and instruct with job interview tips and preparation. The ES Specialist will also key in on "special" assistance that any agency (Veteran's Representative, Rehabilitation Services, etc.) may be able to lend the job seeker to enhance their ability to compete in the job market. These referrals are key in attracting new clients to obtain assistance and to allow a full range of networking opportunities between agencies.

NCRESA website: www.ncresa.org
Baker College is a nonprofit, co-educational four-year degree granting institution of higher education. Baker College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is also accredited to offer MBA graduate degrees. The mission of Baker College is to provide quality higher education which enables graduates to be successful throughout challenging and rewarding careers. The Fremont Campus of Baker College is an extension of the Muskegon Campus of Baker College and is located at the Newaygo County Intermediate School District. Ph: (231) 924-8850 or Fax: (231) 924-8808

Baker College website: www.baker.edu
Disability Connection/West Michigan Battling Barriers...Becoming Accessible. Our center for independent living is a cross-disability, non-residential, community-based non-profit. We are governed and staffed predominantly by people with disabilities. Each year we work with more than 1,200 individuals with disabilities and their families to live more productive, independent lives. But the benefits don't stop there. It's a ripple effect. Our efforts benefit everyone. We help make the community more accessible for all who live, work, or visit here.

Disability Connection/West Michigan website: www.dcilmi.org
Michigan Rehabilitation Services work in partnership with persons with disabilities to prepare for employment. To be eligible for services the person must have a disability that causes a barrier to employment. A disability may be physical, emotional, learning or substance abuse. Participants and counselors work together to explore career options and then develop a plan to reach the career goal. The plan may include further training; strategies to improve job seeking and job interview skills; address the need for accommodations on the job; and placement services. Program orientations are held at the Fremont Workforce Service Center. Call ahead to make an appointment.

MRS website: Click Here

Michigan Veterans Representative
"Your Best Bet, Hire a Vet." The Veterans Employment helps with job referral and placement; assists in resume writing and career planning. The Veterans Representative also helps with interview skills and offers Labor market Information as well as information on veterans benefits.

For more information visit: www.mitalent.org/veterans

The goal of the Migrant Services is to meet the employment service needs of the agricultural industry in Lake, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties. Working with agricultural employers, migrant seasonal farm workers and/or seasonal farm workers. This office works with migrant and/or seasonal farm workers that want to settle out into full-time employment. We also provide supportive services.

Website: www.michaglabor.org
Muskegon Community College is your public community college serving Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, and Ottawa counties. MCC offers eighty degrees and certificate programs in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Allied Health (Nursing, Respiratory Therapy), Business and Technology. MCC programs lead to employment in a wide variety of fields and can provide a path to transfer for those seeking a bachelor's degree.

MCC is now offering through its Newaygo County extension site located at NCRESA in Fremont, course work leading to the Associates degree. Conveniently located with high quality education opportunities and affordable tuition, the college is expanding its course selection to serve the needs of Western Michigan residents. Those interested in finding out more about Muskegon Community College can call (231) 777-0354 or (231) 777-0366. A meeting with a representation from MCC can be established by calling the above numbers.

Muskegon Community College website: www.muskegon.cc.mi.us
Newaygo County Career-Tech Center
The purpose of the Center is to provide ready access to high quality career and technical education for all students that is consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities. Our goal is to give studentsjob-entry level skills enabling them to find gainful employment or to continue their education in an articulated post-secondary experience.

We offer an array of services to help students achieve the goals they have set for themselves to achieve their success directly proportional to their efforts. We encourage all interested students to take full advantage of all the many opportunities and services available at the Career-Tech Center.

NCCTC website: www.ncresa.org/d2bd960b-1f20-4328-8f8c-f2b03f131a31.aspx
Northern Staffing provides our business communities with dependable, competent employees for their temporary, seasonal or permanent staffing needs. We specialize in "One Source" services and managed payroll for large or small businesses.

Due to our phenomenal growth, Northern Staffing now operates a satellite office in Fremont, inside the Michigan Works! Center. We also have a satellite office in Reed City and have office locations in Cadillac, Traverse City, and Petoskey.

Our unique management style and proven techniques have quickly brought Northern Staffing to the forefront of temporary staffing in Michigan.

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