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Michigan Works! looks for hard workers to honor
Michigan Works! looks for hard workers to honor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Michigan Works! is looking for employees in Kent and Allegan counties who go above and beyond to make customers happy.

This is the sixth year the agency has honored important yet sometimes undervalued workers during the Essential Service Awards. 

“While all employees contribute to the growth of our community and the efficiency of their organization, we tend to recognize those in leadership or highly visible positions,” says Dave Smith, chair of the Michigan Works! Kent & Allegan Counties Workforce Development Board.  “We often overlook the significant contributions that a virtually invisible workforce – the support workers within the various sectors – makes to our community by passionately performing less visible tasks.  The Essential Service Awards recognize exceptional individuals performing these necessary and essential jobs.” 

Michigan Works! is accepting award nominations now until October 15.   Nominees can come from a variety of industries, including hospitality, retail, healthcare, transportation, government, food service, general labor, child care, non-profit and custodial.  A subcommittee of the Workforce Development Board will decide the 10 winners, who will be recognized in their workplace as well as during the January meeting of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.

For a nomination form, click here.