Labor Force & Employment
Muskegon County's labor pool offers a diversity of workers experienced in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing settings. Manufacturing employers in the County emphasize Muskegon's diversified employment base with Howmet (aerospace and other precision castings), Dana (automobile parts), and Brunswick (recreational products), while Verizon demonstrates local capabilities in communications.
|Industry||2014 Average Employment*
|- Educational and Health Services
|- Financial Activities
|- Leisure and Hospitality
| - Accommodation and Food Services
|- Natural Resources, Mining and Construction
|- Other Services
|- Professional and Business Services
|- Trade Transportation and Utilities
| - Retail Trade
Muskegon Community College and Baker College offer training and degree programs in Muskegon County. Located on Muskegon Community College's campus is the Center for Higher Education, which offers classes from Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, and Western Michigan University.
Muskegon is also home to The Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center and The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, which are affiliated with Grand Valley State University.
Local Workforce Development Service Centers are available to provide a full array of workforce development services. These include:
- Assessment and Testing
- Placement Services
- Screening, Recruitment, and Referral
- Tax Credit Screening
- Basic and Remedial Education
- Customized Training
- Internships and Apprenticeships
- On-the-Job Training Services
- Skill Training