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AHRM is happy to provide you with this list of resources that you can use to assist your employee acquisition and development process in a variety of ways. These academic and nonacademic institutions can help you find, recruit and develop skilled workers for your organization.

Academic Resources 

The academic resources listed below provide a wide range of services including: career fairs, employment consulting, employee training, internships, job shadowing, student placement, recruiting and employee screening. Most of the colleges work with “Handshake” to facilitate student placement as well as coordinate with other agencies such as Hello West Michigan.

Click the name of each organization / resource to be directed to their website.

Aquinas College - Career Services

AnnMarie Post

Ph. 616-632-2904


Calvin College - Career Center

Career Center

Ph. 616-526-6485


Cornerstone University - Career Center

Career Center    

Ph. 616-222-1433             


Davenport University - Career Services 

Lesa Bergsma    

Ph. 616-233-2581             


Grand Rapids Community College – Workforce Development   

Amy Bennett                    
Ph. 616-234-3744             


Grand Valley State University – Career Center   

Susan Proctor   

Ph. 616-331-6708             


Kent ISD - Kent Career Tech Center        

Denise Washington        
Ph. 616-365-2308             


Western Michigan University – Career and Student Employment Services                

Ph. 269-387-2745


Handshake         - Job postings on college / university job boards for current students and alumni

Nonacademic and Not for profit Resources

The organizations below specialize in a variety of workforce development services including: talent acquisition, recruiting, career change, employment training and employment services for disabled and disadvantaged individuals. Many of these organizations also provide employers with a great opportunity to volunteer or partner to assist in providing these services.

Click the name of each organization / resource to be directed to their website

Bethany Christian Services – Refugee and Immigrant employment          

Ph. 616-224-7550             


Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF) of Kent CountyWorkforce Development                

Ph. 616-752-7550  


Goodwill – Workforce Development, Training  

Ph. 616-532-4200 ext. 1274


Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) – Assisting women entrepreneurs 

Ph. 616-458-3404 


Grand Rapids Urban League – Workforce Development 

Ph. 616-245-2207 


Hello West Michigan – Relocation, Employment               

Ph. 616-818-9080


Hope Network of West Michigan – Employment , Workforce Development                

Ph. 616-301-8000 


Jubilee Jobs – Employment, Workforce Development   

Ph. 616-774-9944


Michigan Rehabilitation Services      Ph. 517-373-3740 


Network 180 – Employment, Workforce Development  

Ph. 616-336-3765


Next Step of West Michigan – Training, Employment assistance for individuals returning from prison or rehab                

Ph. 616-243-4477


West Michigan Works – Employment, Workforce Development, Employer Recruiting Services               

Ph. 616-336-4460


Women’s Resource Center – Employment and Training                 Ph. 616-458-5443

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