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Your workforce is key to your competitiveness. Michigan Works! Region 7B is committed to helping you recruit and retain your best employees AND addressing gaps to strengthen the workforce in our region.

By providing a road map of resources, activities and connections, we’re working hard to improve the employee pipeline. 

And we are exploring ways to strengthen and enhance economic development in the region by providing businesses with a full array of tools to attract and retain the best talent.

Call us first and you only have to make one call for the resources you need to start or expand your workforce.

Our Business Solutions Professionals are here to help employers every step of the way.

  • Writing accurate job descriptions
  • Posting job openings
  • Attracting candidates with the right qualifications and “fit” for your organization
  • Offering our service centers as a place for job applicants to connect with your business for application drop off and interviews
  • Labor market information
  • On the job training contract for new hires
  • Funds to train your current employees
  • Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at MiCareerQuest Middle Michigan


Are you having trouble finding qualified talent with the skills and expertise you need for your business? If so, apprenticeship may be worth considering.

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction through which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.

If you’d like to start a discussion about developing an apprenticeship program, contact your R7B Business Solutions Professionals.

Meanwhile, here are some excellent resources to help you understand the benefits of apprenticeships for talent development in your organization:

Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc.

Michigan Educators Apprenticeship and Training Association

U.S. Department of Labor

Employer Updates