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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Works!

Monday, 27 February 2023 17:07

Gotion EV battery plant near Big Rapids needs 2,350 workers. Ferris State plans to train them.

Ferris State University is working to roll out an accelerated electric vehicle battery manufacturing training program to build a pipeline of workers for a planned $2.4 billion battery plant in the Big Rapids area.

Published in Energy
Monday, 06 June 2022 12:47

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Proposed federal rule change threatens Michigan Works! funding

A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor could jeopardize crucial funding for Michigan’s primary workforce development association, leading to the potential closure of at least 20 job training facilities and a loss of more than 200 staffers.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 05 June 2022 12:27

‘Ridiculous’ federal rule change could close 20 Michigan Works! training centers

The Michigan Works! Association, which provides a wide range of services for both job seekers and employers throughout the state, says a proposed federal rule change would strip the agency of significant resources. 

Published in Talent

Monday, 20 December 2021 17:10

State issues $2M in grants to build talent pipeline with training centers, employers

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has issued more than $2 million in grants designed to build a more robust pipeline between adult education and workforce training programs and local businesses that are looking to hire.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:30

Putting pieces together in Manistee

MANISTEE — The lakeshore city of just more than 6,000 people is seeing multiple new downtown developments that local officials and investors say are critical for reinvigorating empty storefronts, diversification and emerging better off after the pandemic.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:18

State receives $17.8M federal grant for workforce training program

The state of Michigan plans to use nearly $18 million granted by the U.S. Department of Education to help job seekers make a smoother transition from education and training to the workforce.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:51

Workforce development initiatives show signs of progress

By focusing on an internal culture that favors employee retention and support for external training initiatives, some West Michigan executives say they’ve largely avoided any problems associated with labor shortages.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:07

West Michigan manufacturers depend on state grants for training dollars

GRAND RAPIDS — With Cascade Die Casting Group Inc. purchasing up to a dozen new robots every year, the company has realized its investments can’t stop with just the equipment.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 09:43

HR/Talent: Recruit. Retain. Advance.

It was a little more than a year ago that Axios HR President Kellie Haines decided to give herself the day off.

Published in Other

Monday, 19 September 2016 17:05

MILITARY GRADE: Employers find value in veterans’ military experience, work ethic

After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.

Published in Other
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:45

MiBiz Growth Report: July 11, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 11, 2016.

• M&A: Belding-based Robroy Enclosures Inc., a subsidiary of Robroy Industries Inc. of Verona, Pa., acquired the assets of Texas-based Attabox Industrial Enclosures, according to a statement. The deal complements Robroy Enclosures’ existing Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures brand of fiberglass electrical enclosures. Attabox makes engineered enclosures for the industrial, solar, electrical, telecommunications, HVAC, instrumentation/control, government, oil and gas, and construction markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 20 March 2016 18:13

Snyder looks to boost funding for popular skilled trades training program

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking state lawmakers to increase funding for the popular Skilled Trades Training Fund program as part of his budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

Published in Economic Development