West Michigan Community Help Network Hosts The 2012 Thurgood Marshall Job Fair

The Thurgood Marshall Job Fair is a public service made possible by a unique partnership of
organizations with an interest in promoting economic development in the Muskegon area.

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Muskegon Heights-based Webb Chemical Plans $4 Million Expansion, Looking to Hire

Webb Chemical currently pulls 10% of its staff from within the city limits of Muskegon Heights. Webb CFO and owner Brad Hilleary indicated that many jobs available of late or will be available soon are warehousing jobs. Ability to operate a forklift is necessary, but more importantly chemical handling experience is of high importance. “Chemicals scare people,” said Hilleary. “I need that comfort level of someone who’s had that experiences before.”

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Heights City Council, City Manager Discuss Shaking “Old Foundry Town” Reputation

Before Monday’s full council meeting, City Manager Natasha revisited the four focus areas the council defined in a planning workshop at the start of their 2011 fiscal year in January: fiscal responsibility, infrastructure, blight elimination and marketing. Tying into the marketing goal, Henderson spoke about economic development of the city and recommended the council assess their visions of the future of the city from an economic development perspective.

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