Job outlook for 2014


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – As 2013 comes to an end and we look to 2014 what is the job forecast and what do you need to do to make sure you are the #1 candidate for a new position.

Emily Turner from OnStaff USA says service industries, IT jobs and manufacturing will continue to see steady growth in 2014 – with a heavy focus on customer service and machining type roles.

As she has stressed all year, candidates need to have a stellar resume that highlights all of their credentials – including work history and schooling.

Her advice:

  • Dress for success for the interview
  • Be able to talk to the position you are interviewing for – know about the job you are interviewing for
  • Follow through – make sure you follow up on the interview – thank you notes, phone calls show your interest in the position


Unemployment in SW Michigan went from 6.2% in October up to 7.3% in November – after the holidays it may increase slightly from holiday help but the numbers are still very tight and you must as a candidate looking for work make yourself out to be the best candidate among a competitive market place.

OnStaff USA is based in Portage
Offices in: Battle Creek, Otsego, Decatur, Dowagiac, and  St. Joseph