Looking for employment? Driving all over town filling out applications? Start your job search here. West Michigan businesses are looking for employees for a variety of industries. Post your resume online at www.Hotjobs.com, www.Monster.com, locally-owned CareerMatrix.com, or the highly regarded CareerBuilder.com. The Grand Rapids area has many national and international corporations. Larger companies list openings at their company website. So you can research which local employers are hiring by visiting their site. Classified ads and Help Wanted listings can be found in the Grand Rapids Press (also online at their MLive page, but jobseekers do best when they network with friends and family.
Another avenue is to apply for work at a temp agency. Often temporary or seasonal help are offered permanent positions. It's a great way to tryout a job or employer. Increasingly, employers are outsourcing their human resources to outplacement firms. Staffing services, such as Axios Incorporated, will locate, screen and test potential employees. They only make money when you find a job, so they're motivated to help you. Good luck. Grand Rapids is a great place to live and work. Just realize that it may take longer than expected to find the perfect job.