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Nonprofit support services help companies boost refugee employment
Prince Shema arrived in Michigan from the Democratic Republic of the Congo via Ethiopia in 2013. With help from a local nonprofit organization, he completed an independent living preparation program while going to high school.
GR Planning Commission OKs rezoning for 42-unit Dwelling Place development
GRAND RAPIDS — The city’s Planning Commission on Thursday approved a rezoning that would facilitate the construction of 42 condominium lots as well as the construction of a four-story office building in the Garfield Park Neighborhood.
Dwelling Place pursues 47-unit community land trust housing in southeast Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Nonprofit housing developer Dwelling Place is planning to construct nearly 50 single-family condominium units in Grand Rapids that would be permanently affordable under a community land trust model.
Bethany Christian adoption policy draws cautious optimism from LGBTQ advocates
GRAND RAPIDS — Bethany Christian Services’ announcement this month that it would begin to help LGBTQ parents nationwide adopt children was a major policy reversal for the global adoption agency and, for civil rights advocates, appeared to be a step toward progress.
West Michigan businesses cite talent needs in urging feds to support refugee resettlement
West Michigan businesses are responding to reports from the White House that the U.S. government is considering drastic cuts to the number of refugees who are allowed to enter the country.
Opioid abuse hampers employers’ efforts to fill job openings
PORTAGE — Staffing firm OnStaff USA is struggling to find applicants for the 400 open jobs it has available right now in Southwestern Michigan.