Retention, Recruitment, hiring and procedures


Autocam Medical seeking dozens of CNC machinists

A contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices is looking to hire dozens of full-time CNC machinists.

Wedgwood fills newly created stewardship role

A social services nonprofit filled a new leadership role within the organization that will focus on process improvement.

Study: Grand Rapids millennials earn above average income

Millennials working in Grand Rapids are earning above the national average, according to a recent report.

Consumers Energy CEO Poppe to step down; Rochow named as replacement

CMS Energy announced Patti Poppe is leaving the company, effective Dec. 1, to take the position of chief executive officer at PG&E Corporation in California.

Family Business Alliance appoints new director

The longtime marketing director at Rhoades McKee is taking the reins of the Family Business Alliance.

Guiding Light receives $25K donation from TCF

A nonprofit received $25,000 from TCF Financial Corporation to support its Back to Work program.

Analysis: Grand Rapids among worst-paying cities for IT administrators

IT administrators in the Grand Rapids area are among the worst paid in the country, according to a recent study.

West Michigan Partnership for Children appoints new CEO

A community-based foster care program hired a CEO who said she will focus on advancing equity in the child welfare system.

Research drives growth in Michigan

As Michigan emerges from this year’s pandemic-induced recession, its largest research universities are poised to play an essential role, according to a new report.

The Job Post moves into new office

A recruiting firm social enterprise of Guiding Light moved into a new office.

Our Daily Bread Ministries hires VP and publisher

Christian multimedia resource company Our Daily Bread Ministries appointed an industry veteran as its next vice president and publisher.

Annual recruiting event ReThink West Michigan goes virtual

Talent recruitment and economic development organizations Hello West Michigan and The Right Place are turning their annual Thanksgiving Eve career fair into a virtual event the week before Thanksgiving.

Spectrum Health announces new surgical director for heart transplant and VAD programs

Spectrum Health selected Dr. Marzia Leacche as the Richard DeVos Endowed Heart Transplant and ventricular assist device surgical director for its Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program effective Jan. 1.

Express Pros hosting job fair for Lacks Enterprises

A local staffing firm is partnering with an area manufacturer to help it fill over 50 positions at a job fair Thursday.

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s appoints new president and CEO

A social services nonprofit chose its next president and CEO.

ICCF appoints ChoiceOne banker to board of directors

Inner City Christian Federation appointed a branch manager and assistant vice president from ChoiceOne Bank to its board of directors.

Cornerstone University announces search for president

The Cornerstone University board of trustees last week announced the search plans for its next president.

Report finds Grand Rapids has largest share of manufacturing jobs in US

A new report found Grand Rapids has the most manufacturing jobs per capita of any large metropolitan area in the U.S.

National Apprenticeship Week goes virtual

A sheet metal workers union is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week across the state with Zoom meetings that will include facility tours and career information.

Partners hosting resource event to help veterans file benefit claims

A group of local and state agencies is hosting a special event to help veterans get the benefits they have earned.

Family practice physician joins Hackley Community Care

Hackley Community Care recently welcomed Dr. Byron Varnado to the family practice.

Mel Trotter lands $25K workforce development grant

A nonprofit that serves individuals experiencing homelessness was awarded a grant to expand its workforce development programs.

Grand Apps founders sell to employees

Chris Ake, co-founder of Grand Apps, announced the sale of the company to employees Tyler Kutt and Brandon Ross.

Centennial Securities appoints COO

An independent brokerage and investment advisory firm promoted a longtime employee to COO.

Haviland Enterprises hires marketing manager

A manufacturer and distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals hired a new marketing manager.