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Sunday, 12 February 2023 17:40

West Michigan makes pitch to lure laid off tech workers

The massive tech industry downsizing across the U.S. offers opportunities for regions such as West Michigan to pursue highly coveted talent.

Published in Talent
Friday, 10 February 2023 10:31

$125K grant to support initiative attracting high-tech talent to West Michigan

A $125,000 grant from an association representing the state’s automotive, mobility and technology cluster will support an effort to attract high-tech talent to West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Thursday, 16 June 2022 16:34

State law will require financial literacy course for high school students

A new state law makes Michigan the 14th state to require personal finance education as a prerequisite for high school graduation. 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:30

Nonprofit marks 10 years of luring professionals back to West Michigan

Seneca Powers took a familiar path among young professionals born and raised in West Michigan who left town with professional aspirations. She’s also part of the demographic that the region must lure back to meet its long-term workforce needs.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 24 May 2020 18:25

Internships go virtual in era of social distancing

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many companies delayed the start of new internships by weeks, while a few outright canceled their programs. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

GR population tops 200K; West Michigan continues growth spurt

GRAND RAPIDS — Michigan’s second-largest city crossed the 200,000-person population milestone for the first time last summer, as communities along the western side of the state posted strong growth.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 01 February 2019 12:49

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Attracting young workers from outside GR remains a priority

Marketing Grand Rapids as a place for young people to live and work is becoming increasingly important to the local economy.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 13 May 2018 19:20

To bring in talent, manufacturing ‘must sell itself’ to students

GRAND RAPIDS — Like many West Michigan-based manufacturers, Wolverine Coil Spring Co. has adopted an all-hands-on-deck approach to counter industry stereotypes and address talent-attraction challenges. 

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:54

West Michigan seeks to ease talent constraints by attracting laid off workers from Dow

Dow Chemical Co.’s decision to shave 700 workers from its workforce in Midland may prove beneficial for West Michigan manufacturers struggling to fill their talent needs.

Published in Breaking News