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$6 million grant helps engineer robotics hub in Southeast Michigan

Robotics and automation is the fastest-growing classification of job growth in the Southeast Michigan region and a top workforce priority to accelerate business efficiency and growth. [...]

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Detroit students learn about workforce etiquette at social summit

DETROIT (WJBK) – They’ve made sitcoms about it like the Office on NBC. But look beyond the humor and you’ll know there’s some truth to it — people on the workforce [...]

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Marshall Plan for Talent aims to build Michigan students’ career skills MI Apprenticeship

In his personal life, Nick Krueger knows firsthand what the lack of Professional Trade workers can mean for the typical Michigander. Professionally, he’s part of the group of educators, [...]

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Detroit job fair offers assistance to formerly incarcerated

Percy Johnson offered encouragement and advice to a steady stream of job seekers who stopped by his table Saturday morning at a job fair in Detroit. Some of the attendees wanted a new job that [...]

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Snyder urges employers to nix criminal convictions from job apps

Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive Friday barring state job applications from including a check box for past felony convictions and urged private employers to do the same. The [...]

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Portal looks to help fill Pistons headquarters construction jobs with Detroit residents

The Detroit Pistons and partners building the team’s new headquarters and practice facility in the city’s New Center area have launched a jobs portal to help meet a hiring quota. The [...]

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Ford reveals benefits for Detroiters as part of train depot plans

Detroit — Cementing its new Corktown campus, Ford Motor Co. plans to invest millions of dollars in affordable housing and workforce training, education and development as well as ensure nearby [...]

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Detroit at Work offering 7200 jobs and training for 131 programs

DETROIT (WJBK) – There’s a growing trend in Detroit – higher household incomes are up by 8 percent to $30,344, and for African Americans the jump is 12 percent to just under [...]

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Driver fee forgiveness a lifeline for some

Five years ago, Detroiter Sterling Dickerson’s driver’s license was suspended after he failed to pay off nearly $2,000 in Driver Responsibility Fees — a two-year tax the state levied [...]

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Michigan is filling the skilled trades workforce gap with apprenticeships

As the spotlight continues to shine on Michigan as a leading state for a top-notch business climate, it must forge forward with reinventing the way we go about developing a talent pipeline ready [...]