Capital Area Michigan Works! grows staff
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
Capital Area Michigan Works! is growing its staff with two new hires. Laurence Levi has joined the staff as the Capital Area Prisoner Reentry community coordinator and Armando Arevalo has joined as the agricultural talent specialist.
Levi holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and has previous experience as a career consultant. As the Capital Area Prisoner Reentry community coordinator, he will ensure a smooth transition for CAMW! program participants paroled from prison. Arevalo, who is also a graduate of Michigan State University, grew up as a migrant seasonal farm worker. As the agricultural talent specialist for CAMW!, he will assist agricultural professionals in finding work to match their skills.
“I’m looking forward to working with the population that this position serves,” Arevalo said. “I grew up as a migrant seasonal farm worker in a Spanish-speaking family. Now I have the privilege of working in a position where my bilingual skills and experience as a migrant seasonal farm worker are used.”
Capital Area Michigan Works! aims to provide a variety of services to both job seekers and employers. The diverse skillset of staff members such as Levi and Arevalo allow CAMW! to offer unique programs.
“Capital Area Michigan Works! is fortunate to have Laurence and Armando join the CAMW! team,” said Becky Powers, Capital Area Michigan Works! chief financial officer.
“Both individuals have the professional capability and experience needed to grow the dynamic programs they will represent locally and statewide, which will directly benefit the individuals they will be working with in their programs,” added Carrie Rosingana, Capital Area Michigan Works! chief operating officer.