The Essential Service Awards recognize the important role service workers play in our economy. Without these people who faithfully fulfill necessary roles, our economy would suffer greatly. We wish to shine a bright light on these very special people.
Award recipients will be recognized at a special Economic Club meeting which will take place in January.
How ESA Nominees are Identified
Nominations will be submitted by employers and the community at large. Winners will be chosen by a committee established by the Workforce Development Board. Once the winners are chosen, their employer will be notified, and they in turn will notify the employee.
The Essential Service Awards will be presented to the winners at their places of employment. Award winners will also be recognized at a special Economic Club meeting dedicated to Workforce Development.
In order to be eligible for the Essential Service Awards entrants must meet the following requirements:
- Work History: Must have 2+ years of employment with same employer.
- Location: Nominees must work in either Kent or Allegan County.
Essential Service Award winners display pride in their job, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and habits, punctuality and completes work on-time.
Winners will be chosen in a variety of categories based on the criteria described above. Several examples of the types of job descriptions for individuals who may be eligible for this award have been provided.
For questions about the Essential Service Awards, please contact Michigan Works! Kent & Allegan Counties at 616-336-4100.
- Hospitality: Desk clerk, ticket taker, parking attendant, bell hop
- Retail: Clerk, cashier, stockroom worker, customer service
- Healthcare/Elder Care: Nurses aide, lab support, patient transport, in-home aide
- Transportation: Bus, shuttle and taxi driver, baggage handler
- Foodservice: Server, busser, dishwasher, counter staff, cook
- General Labor: Manufacturing, construction, agricultural
- Government: Clerk, customer service, support staff
- Childcare: Teacher aide, in-home daycare
- Nonprofit: Case aide, support staff
- Cleaning/Housekeeping/Groundskeeping: Custodian, maintenance, housekeeper, dry cleaner/launderer
Friday, December 13, 2013