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Manufacturers in West Michigan have turned to automation in recent years to get jobs done quicker and cheaper, and their investments in the technology shows no signs of slowing down.

Published in Manufacturing

While countless manufacturers throughout West Michigan have lamented the lack of available talent, evidence shows the workforce constraint has finally affected the industry’s ability to grow.

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — A coalition of West Michigan employers and educators wants to bring more people into the tech sector through an outreach initiative intended to grow the talent pool.

Published in Economic Development

Despite ongoing concerns about a talent gap, employment in West Michigan’s construction industry continues to rise. 

Published in Manufacturing

Bankers say they hear it regularly from their clients: It’s gotten awfully hard to find good talent these days.

Published in Finance

ZEELAND — Manufacturers have had to get creative in balancing the dual workforce needs of attracting new talent — particularly young people — and retaining their existing workers. 

Published in Manufacturing

Experts predict that the labor shortage will continue to impact the majority of business sectors in 2016. With West Michigan’s unemployment rate tracking around 3.2 percent, businesses need to focus on retraining workers who are reentering the workforce after leaving in the recession years

Published in Crystal Ball

As Grand Rapids-based Open Systems Technologies Inc. (OST) embarks on ambitious growth plans, the tech firm must also navigate through the process of its first leadership transition.

Published in Technology

The model for Michigan’s economic development policy is changing.

Published in Economic Development

West Michigan talent development organization Talent 2025 Inc. along with Gov. Rick Snyder announced today the launch of the Michigan Work Ready Community Initiative (MiWRC).

Published in Talent
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