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Temporary workers were some of the first people to lose manufacturing jobs when the coronavirus started to spread into the Midwest, and they also filled in the gaps left by the highly contagious virus at essential businesses. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 08 December 2019 16:41

Wage growth keeps pace in West Michigan

Employers across West Michigan granted pay raises this year averaging 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent, according to annual survey data.

Published in Economic Development

Small employers who contract with Priority Health for their employee health benefits could pay slightly less for coverage next year.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

Court ruling dashes plans for new AHPs

If a remedy ever comes, The Employers’ Association still wants to offer members an option for employee health coverage.

Published in Health Care

Now that all adults in Michigan can legally use marijuana, employers are weighing how the new law — and misunderstandings about it — could affect their workforces.

Published in Manufacturing

Culture trumps salary in the race for talent nowadays. That’s the shift Dave Smith has seen the last few years among employers in West Michigan as unemployment rates steadily declined and the labor market tightened.

Published in Talent

Health insurance premiums for many small employers would dip in 2019 under rate proposals filed with state regulators.

Published in Health Care

Health coverage from Blue Cross Shield of Michigan maintains a dominant hold in most markets across the state with the exception of Priority Health’s home base.

Published in Health Care

GRAND RAPIDS — Hourly workers at Micron Manufacturing Co. are making an average of 7 percent more in wages than they were a year ago.

Published in Manufacturing

KALAMAZOO — The level of hiring activity and the frequency of job changes for today’s workers has generated steady growth for companies performing alcohol and drug screening.

Published in Health Care
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