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- 08/05/14--09:58: _LEAP official: City...
- 04/08/16--08:44: _Michigan scholar ex...
- 05/17/17--08:57: _Ford To Cut 1,400 J...
- 06/27/17--04:36: _Amazon Plans 1,600-...
- 06/30/17--12:41: _Summer Jobs Program...
- 08/15/12--11:07: New Order Helps Young Undocumented Immigrants
- 09/13/12--15:17: Snyder: Michigan Needs to Educate More People for Skilled Trades
- 10/16/12--11:30: Careers In Sight, 'Millennial' Students Explore Lansing
- 11/14/12--14:47: MI Jobless Rate Dips In October
- 06/19/13--13:12: Michigan Monthly Jobless Rate Remains At 8.4% In May
- 07/17/13--14:15: Michigan Jobless Rate Jumps As More People Look For Work
- 08/06/13--09:43: Sequestration's potential impact on Michigan workers
- 09/18/13--12:53: Michigan Jobless Rate Hits 9%
- 05/09/14--07:56: The risks and rewards of unpaid internships
- 04/08/16--08:44: Michigan scholar explores destructive impacts of globalization
- 05/17/17--08:57: Ford To Cut 1,400 Jobs In North America, Asia
- 06/27/17--04:36: Amazon Plans 1,600-Job Facility in Romulus
- 06/30/17--12:41: Summer Jobs Program To Employ More Than 8,000 Detroit Youth
A new presidential order is giving many young, undocumented immigrants in mid-Michigan a shot at legal temporary employment. The DACA program, or Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, took effect Wednesday. The Obama Administration order applies to young undocumented immigrants who arrived here before the age of 16. Ramiro Estrada arrived in Lansing as a 12-year old. He would like a job to continue his college education in nursing. I will be able to apply for a job and get the money to keep on going with my schooling, he says. Immigrants, clergy and other advocates are holding a workshop about the process Wednesday afternoon at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Lansing. Conservatives argue DACA is unfair. Republican state representative Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says such measures fly in the face of legal immigrants and other citizens who cant find work.
Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan and the rest of the country lost sight of the value of vocational training as young people were encouraged to get four-year college degrees.
Some Michigan college students with doubts about staying in the state are reconsidering Lansing.
Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate dipped slightly in October, and is down almost a full point from where it was at this time last year. It’s still higher than the national average.
Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remained unchanged from April to May at eight-point-four percent.
Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate jumped slightly to 8.7% as more people are competing for jobs.
In a recent opinion piece in the Lansing State Journal CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works Doug Stites wrote that the 20% funding cuts to his agency come at a critical time when efforts to retrain Michigan workers for in-demand jobs is extremely important. At the same time, a number of taxpayers are skeptical of the publicly funded agency's work.
Michigan’s unemployment rate has edged upward for the third month in a row, hitting 9 percent.
As the university school year winds down, many students are preparing for summer unpaid internships, hoping to improve their employability.The practice of not paying interns has become increasingly widespread.
Today we look at how economic incentives are used in the Lansing area. There is fierce competition out there among cities and communities, not just in Michigan but across the country, to attract new businesses that will bring jobs and economic growth. This competition often gives companies the upper-hand when asking for tax abatements and other incentives from local taxpayers. But just how much should Lansing give up in tax revenue for, say, 1000 new jobs? And once that deal is made, how are the numbers tracked to see if, indeed, those new jobs have materialized? What are the consequences if they don’t?
Millions of Americans have serious doubts about globalization. Jeffery Rothstein is a Michigan scholar whose new book “When Good Jobs Go Bad,” explores the declining job quality that he says is also a result of globalization. After several decades of globalization, American critics of the phenomenon have become a force to be reckoned with. They says globalization's economic and social benefits have been oversold. They dismiss the mantra that free trade, expanded immigration and technological progress are unquestionably good. They point to the a continuing tide of U.S. auto manufacturing facilities in Mexico as the prime example. The 2016 presidential election is the setting for a lot of the criticism, notably from Republican front runner Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. Jeff Rothstein is a professor of sociology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. He's the author of the recently released book “When Good Jobs Go Bad: Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job
Ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.
Online retailer Amazon.com plans to open another fulfillment center in Michigan.
Summer jobs are being provided for 8,127 teens and young adults this year through the Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program.