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Career Opportunities

Turning a Michigan Layoff Into a Career

Layoffs in all industries happen, but it’s how you bounce back that matters. Career Quest Learning Centers—with campuses in Lansing, Jackson, and Mt. Pleasant—are here to guide you through your next journey: starting a career. Career Quest offers programs in:

Not all programs offered at all campuses.

Below, you’ll find recent layoffs in Michigan and our recommended career programs for you. Call us today if you have any questions. 

Information will be shown as: (Company Name, Company Location, Incident Type, Number of Layoffs)

Upcoming Layoffs

May 2020

  • 05/01/2020 (or sooner): Art Van Furniture, Michigan, Bankruptcy/Mass Layoff, Up to 3,000
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R
    • We recommend the trade program because it’s a hands-on career, similar to warehouse,delivery, and repair positions at Art Van Furniture. With this certification, you will be prepared for entry-level work with skills Michigan employers are seeking. 

April 2020

    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R
    • We recommend the trade program because it’s a hands-on career, similar to manufacturing, but a lot less detriment to the body. With this certification, you will be prepared for entry-level work with skills Michigan employers are seeking. 

Past Layoffs

January 2020

  • 1/29/2020: Gill Industries Inc, Grand Rapids, Plant Closing, 59
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R, Information Technology
    • We recommend the trade and IT programs because at Gill Industries, the main focus was manufacturing and innovation. By choosing a hands-on career or a technical career, you’ll be shifting to industries similar to your old job while ensuring security in your career.
 

Career Quest is thrilled to offer a tuition discount for workers who have been dislocated or displaced from their current job.


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. To be eligible, a student must meet one or more of the following criteria:

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