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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

  • 4/01/2020: U.S. Steel, Detroit, Mass Layoff, Up to 1,500
    • 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.
  • 1/28/2020: Hemisphere Design Works, Muskegon, Plant Closing, 42
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R, Information Technology
    • We recommend the trade and IT programs because at Hemisphere Design Works, the main focus was craftsmanship and innovation. By choosing a hands-on career or a technical career, you will be shifting to industries similar to your old job, while ensuring security in your career. 
  • 1/27/2020: Latcha and Associates L.L.C., Farmington Hills, Mass Layoff, 66
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: Information Technology, Business
    • We recommend the IT and business programs because at Latcha and Associates L.L.C., the main focus was marketing and innovation. By choosing a business or a technical career, you will be shifting to industries similar to your old job, while ensuring security in your career. 
  • 1/24/2020: Syncreon, Warren, Plant Closing, 84
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R, Information Technology
    • We recommend the trade and IT programs because at Syncreon, the main focus was manufacturing and innovation. By choosing a hands-on career or a technical career, you will be shifting to industries similar to your old job, while ensuring security in your career. 
  • 1/21/2020: Cameron Valves & Process Systems, Muskegon, Plant Closing, 64
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R, Information Technology
    • We recommend the trade and IT programs because at Cameron Valves & Process Systems, the main focus was manufacturing and innovation. By choosing a hands-on career or a technical career, you will be shifting to industries similar to your old job, while ensuring security in your career. 
  • 1/14/2020: DST Industries, Inc., Romulus, Plant Closing, 122
    • Recommended Career Quest Program: HVAC-R, Information Technology
    • We recommend the trade and IT programs because at DST Industries, Inc. Romulus, the main focus was manufacturing and innovation. By choosing a hands-on career or a technical career, you will 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. The discount is 15% off the student’s total tuition. To be eligible, a student must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Has been laid off or received a lay-off notice from their employer
  • Is receiving (or exhausted) unemployment benefits due to being laid off or losing a job and is unlikely to return to a previous occupation
  • Is self-employed but is unemployed due to economic conditions or natural disaster
  • Is the spouse of an Active Duty member of the Armed Forces and has experienced a loss of employment because of relocating due to permanent change in duty station
  • Is the spouse of an Active Duty member of the Armed Forces and is unemployed or underemployed and/or is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment
  • Is a displaced homemaker. A displaced homemaker is generally a person who previously provided unpaid services to the family (e.g., a stay-at-home mom or dad), is no longer supported by the spouse, is unemployed or underemployed, and is having trouble finding or upgrading employment

To determine eligibility, students must meet with an admissions representative to identify an appropriate program and provide proper documentation. This could include a letter of separation from a previous employer, proof of unemployment benefits, a lay off notification from an employer, or proof of self-employment.

Information gathered by https://milmi.org/warn
Note: Information is being updated weekly. If you have questions or concerns, please contact https://milmi.org/warn