Unique and effective employment resources.

What's happening in our area to sustain your career!


Next event is Tuesday, September 23rd, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids.

The evening's focus is "The Art of Networking", with activities themed to ArtPrize.


RSVP at NetWork2NewWork website.

EaRN Work Search Roundtable: helping you sustain your career!



These sessions make them the longest, continuously meeting job clubs in West Michigan–7000+ people have attended sessions–at the now three locations on different days of the week.  The sessions are open to the public and provide ongoing networking, support, group problem solving, and coaching for individuals during periods of work search and career transition. 


Several TV and radio stations as well as The Grand Rapids Press reported on these weekly events during the past decade, including WOOD-TV 8--here’s the link: Networking is the key.  From fall 2001 to early 2014 these events met weekly for two hours at a local college's  adult degree completion program learning center in Grand Rapids. 


That weekly event was merged with the Thursday one (see below) in April 2014 to relocate it to downtown Grand Rapids, giving more and easier access the the event throughout the West Michigan region.  The Wednesday events have been meeting every other week since the fall of 2010.


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=> WEDNESDAY every other week, 9:30-11:30 am EaRN Affiliate St Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, Michigan.  The meeting is in the Parish Adult Lounge. See their site or call them,, (616) 676-9111 for more information, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Bill Weitzel, LMSW, (6one6) 446-1873 (c), weitzelwj (at)


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=> THURSDAY every week, 9:00-11:00 am, at EaRN Affiliate Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids, 47 Jefferson SE (except major holidays on Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, and when New Year’s is a Thursday).  For more information, contact Westminster, (6one6) 456-one456, or email beckyw(a) Their website is


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Other resources include:

Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341 (east off Northland Drive) provides one-on-one coaching and counsel (by appointment)  for those in work search transition. More information is available at their website,, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Jeff Geshel, (6one6) 866-3556, jeff (at)


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The EaRN ministry continues to focus on “helping people find work and stay employable”, and look for churches, interested individuals, and non-profits interested in learning how to develop, launch and facilitate EaRN ministry which could include a Work Search Roundtable.  More information about EaRN can be found at, or contact Ken (6one6) 528-zero443, ksoper (at)

NetWork 2 NewWork



Next event is Tuesday, May 20, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, 6477 Ada Dr, Ada, Michigan.



"Career-Shift @ Speed": 60 minutes to defining and pursuing a new career direction


Wonder how you could redirect your career? Here's your chance to do so in a single evening. 


Career & Vocational Guidance 'Yoda' and NCDA Master Career Counselor Ken Soper will give 100 people a jump-start on making that change in just an hour, then 'yoda-like' guide them into networking to begin moving in the new direction, he will.  The evening winds up with our unique orchestrated networking activity built on the '60-minute jump-start'--with a twist on how to network never seen before in West Michigan. 


RSVP quickly to be able to participate; a waiting list will be created as needed.


Ken ( is President and co-Founder of EaRN | Employment and Resource Network--the organization which is the founding sponsor of NetWork2NewWork.  Ken is one of the first 50 career counselors in the US so recognized by the National Career Development Association (

[Next event, July 15th, mid-summer cookout at Redeemer Covenant Church, Gaines Township]


RSVP at NetWork2NewWork website.