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Workforce Successes


Matt Tyler CEO, Vickers Engineering

Matt discusses how Kinexus helped Vickers reduce turnover and ensure customers like Toyota they have a workforce that can keep up with demand.


Patrick McQuone Director of Long Term Care at Lakeland

Patrick explains how Kinexus' work is a win-win-win for him as an employer, for job-seekers, and for the patients he serves.

Nick Oostveen Regional Recruiter (Northern Region), MeijerMeijer logo

"Recently Meijer had the great privilege of partnering with Michigan Works! and Kinexus to support the hiring efforts for the new South Haven store. Page and the team at Kinexus did a remarkable job understanding our hiring needs and effectively communicating those to the great people of South Haven and the surrounding communities.

"At Meijer, we focus on serving the community. We are excited to continue partnering with an organization that is focused on serving the community as well."

Jean Westwood Realtor, Coldwell BankerJean Westwood

When Jean came into the Dowagiac Michigan Works! service center, she was looking for a career path. With financial assistance from Michigan Works, she obtained her real estate license.

Jean says, "I just don't know how I could have acquired my new salesperson position at Coldwell Banker without your assistance."

Darlene Bridgman CNA graduate

I'm working at Caretel [Inns]. I like taking care of people who can't take care of themselves; plus, now I'll be able to provide a better future for my family.

Sabine Klimes HR, Buchanan Metal Forming

CNC tool and die making positions are extremely difficult to fill. The Get SET program through Kinexus and their local community college was a great resource to obtain newly skilled and trained individuals. Kinexus also identified our candidates as being NEG-OJT eligible. Therefore, a portion of their salaries were reimbursed as they were up skilled.

Matt Petter President, Riveer

Kinexus has assisted in job postings, training employees, and provided safety reviews of our facility and made recommendations for improvements. We have had the opportunity to expand our production facilities from under 10,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet and add additional production staff to accommodate our growth.

Tiffany Hughes Coordinator, Call Care

Lakeland Call Care is a telephone answering service who provides after hours services for medical facilities and other local professionals. Working with Kinexus has been a great experience. They have provided us with many qualified applicants when we are in need. I have and will continue to recommend Kinexus to other businesses with staffing needs! They have truly helped us when we needed it most.

Deborah Proven Human Resources Team Leader, Cass County Council on Aging

Over the past six months the Council on Aging has undergone a reorganization to help us streamline our reporting process in order to more efficiently service our clients. This reorganization resulted in the need for us to hire seven additional employees. That is about a ten percent increase to our staff. This was a huge undertaking made simpler by partnering with Kienxus.

Together with Kinexus, we held a job fair at our Dowagiac facility. Kinexus helped us sort through hundreds of resumes and contacted those individuals they felt would fit one of our positions. They posted the job fair in their bulletins, sent flyers and advertised the job fair. This made recruiting for these positions infinitely easier. We greatly reduced our hiring time.

Mary McConnell Vice President and Board Director, Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce

We recently had a Chamber Coordinator position come available and our Board had to look at ways to get the word out without spending money to find talent and recruit for this positions. I made the call to Kinexus and was amazed at their response time and ability to assist in our search. They took our posting and job requirements and within a day had pulled several qualified candidates for us to review. They even went as far as to bring resumes to my office. I was amazed at the level of customer service and the quality of the candidates that they gave me. Since we're a volunteer board with full time jobs, we had some concern over the amount of time it would take and means to recruit for this position. We were so thrilled to be able to work with Kinexus.

As a human resources professional and a recruiter for Bronson Hospital, I know the amount of work that is involved in searching for qualified individuals per job requirements and screening those individuals for position fit. It is truly an asset to have Kinexus available to employers to help them in their recruitment needs.

Marie Eisbrenner Chief Operations Officer, Pride Care

Our company is a growing non-profit in southwest Michigan that employs approximately 140 individuals. Kinexus has sped up the hiring process for our organization, allowing us to focus on the many other challenges which we face in the ever-changing healthcare environment. I have had the opportunity to interact with many other ambulance service operators throughout the country, and have discovered that many other companies do not have similar resources available in their states. I feel very fortunate to have such a resources readily available in our area.


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    Marie Eisbrenner

    Workforce Development Highlight

    "Kinexus has sped up the hiring process for our organization, allowing us to focus on the many other challenges which we face in the ever-changing healthcare environment." - Marie Eisbrenner, CEO, Pride Care more >>

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    Bret Witkowski

    Community Development Highlight

    “Our goal was to get the deconstruction done the right way; Kinexus’ eager and active team did it how it should be done from start to finish.” – Bret Witkowski, Berrien Co. Treasurer more >>

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