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Capital Area Michigan Works! Who They Serve and What They Do!

Michigan Business Beat
August 24, 2015 9:55 AM

Regional BusinessEach month Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) shares a CAMW! success story. This time around Jeffrey speaks with Teri Sand, from the CAMW! Business Services Team (BST), about how businesses can use the BST's resources to their advantage.

  • Teri introduced herself and her role at CAMW!, having been there for 17 years, and the BST lead for 3 years.
  • CAMW! is a network of resources that partners with businesses to develop recruiting and retention strategies. They also partner with job seekers to enhance education and career opportunities.
  • CAMW! serves three counties, Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton.
  • CAMW!'s primary customers are the employers in the Lansing area.
  • The BST was created to:
    • Proactively reach out to local businesses
    • Develop relationships
    • Minimize multiple people calling on the same business
    • Assist employers with filling their high wage, high skill, high demand jobs
    • Help employers find the best possible candidates
  • How does CAMW! do that? They create a list based upon industry, size, growth, employer.
    • There are seven BST members who:
      • Work individually with each employer
      • Customize recruiting strategy
      • Implement recruiting strategy

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