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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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.