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.

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


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.

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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Grand Rapids, MI 49501

The Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM) is a professional organization to fulfill needs of human resources professionals in the Greater Grand Rapids area and an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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