GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- People looking for work in Grand Haven no longer have a Michigan Works! location nearby.
Thursday was the last day for the Michigan Works! office there.
"It had been there for about 15 years," said Bill MacDhubhain of Ottawa County Michigan Works!
Tri-cities job seekers looking for Michigan Works! service centers now have to go to Holland or Muskegon.
"When the economy gets better, Michigan Works! gets smaller," MacDhubhain said, explaining the work load for staff kept shrinking. "For the last several months, we were down to maybe 20 visits a week."
Ottawa County's unemployment rate during the recession hit the 13- to 14-percent range, according to MacDhubhain, and now it's less than five percent.
With this office closing, another Grand Haven group is ready to pick up some of the slack.