Looking for a new job or know someone who is? Multiple companies in West Michigan are searching for employees and holding hiring events soon.

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The pandemic has caused many of us to reassess our lives and careers. According to a poll conducted by The Washington Post in July, approximately a third of workers under the age of 40 have thought about changing their occupation or field of work since the pandemic began.

If you're considering a new job, here are the West Michigan hiring events coming up:

Roskam Baking Company - Hiring Events: Every Tuesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at
2600 29th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Hiring Machine Operators and General Laborers on all shifts.

- Pay rate $16 - $18/hour


Border Foods (Taco Bell) - Hiring Event: Tuesday, Oct. 5 10a.m. to 8p.m. at 8387 Westpark Way, Zeeland. This event will take place in the parking lot, weather permitting.

Hiring all positions and shifts.

-Team and Shift: $12-15/hr
-Assistant General Manager and above: $45-65k/year


Hope Network - Hiring Event: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 3p.m. to 6p.m at 775 36th St SE in Grand Rapids.

Hiring Transportation, Direct Support Staff.

Family Farm and Home Reed City - Hiring Event: Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Holiday Inn Banquet and Event Center at 1005 Perry Ave in Big Rapids.

Hiring Cashier, Store Manager, Stocker.


 

Craig's Cruisers - Hiring Event: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 4p.m. to 6p.m. at 5730 Clyde Park Ave SW in Wyoming.

Hiring Ride Attendants, Game Techs, Cashiers, Customer Service Members, Restaurant Positions.


Spectrum Health Lakeland - Hiring Event: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 9a.m. to 2p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor at 190 W Empire Ave.

Hiring frontline positions, environmental services, nutrition services, and nursing support roles.


Family Farm and Home Whitehall - Hiring Event: Thursday Oct. 7, 9a.m. to 6p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 1520 E Mt Garfield Rd in Muskegon.

Hiring Assistant Manager, Store Manager.


Forge Industrial Staffing - Hiring Event: Thursday, Oct. 7, 10a.m. to 2p.m. at 12330 James St. in Holland.

Hiring Assembly, General Production, Machine Operating, Material Handling, More.


Kerkstra Precast Inc. - Hiring Event: Friday, Oct. 8, 1p.m. to 6p.m. at 3373 Busch Drive in Grandville.

Hiring Associate Project Manager, Caulk Crew Foreperson, Production Laborer, Quality Assurance Supervisor, More.

Pay starts at $17.00 – $18.50 per hour.

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