Connecting Talent to Opportunity
Michigan Works! Southeast Awards Ceremony will be held April 7, 2017 at Weber's Inn in Ann Ann Arbor. For details on nominations and reservations, click here.
Free Tax Help
Community Action Agency and the United Way of Jackson County are offering free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. For details on eligibility, locations and dates, click here.
Employer Success Story
Lomar Machine and Tool of Horton was selected to receive the 2017 Michigan Works! Association Impact Award for significant economic accomplishments within local communities. Lomar was nominated by Michigan Works! Southeast for its efforts to increase apprenticeships, creating new jobs, and investing in training its employees.
The awards showcase the partnerships between local Michigan Works! agencies, businesses and training providers and also recognize employees who advance their careers as a result of these partnerships.
Lomar invested $33,675.00 in training their employees last year, and is on schedule to invest another $31,365.00 in employee training this year. “It is clear that Lomar’s dedication to producing high quality products starts with the owner Ron Geisman” said Jim Coutu, Business Services Manager for Michigan Works! Southeast. “They are committed to hiring, training and retaining a skilled workforce that currently includes 140 total employees, 25 whom are Journeyman and 11 apprentices,” he said.
"Michigan Works! Southeast has been a true advocate for our company. The professionalism, responsiveness and valuable guidance received from the office as well as their enthusiasm in matching our company with available opportunities has enabled Lomar to better compete in the manufacturing industry through strategic trainings across our internal departments and the resources to hire new and talented individuals.” - Ronald Geisman, President, Lomar Machine & Tool