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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:00

Manufacturers deploy recruiting, certification strategies to bolster workforce

Talent gaps and workforce shortages are two issues that have dogged the manufacturing industry for years, pushing Michigan companies and their supporting organizations to develop a more robust talent pipeline in Michigan.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 16 October 2020 13:38

Top Whitmer economic official to lead Business Leaders for Michigan

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio is resigning his government position to take the helm at Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 16:33

Michigan emerges as national leader in work sharing during pandemic

Michigan leads the nation in the number of employees participating in work sharing, a program that allows partially laid off employees to continue working while still qualifying for a portion of unemployment benefits.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 14:21

More Grand Rapids airport layoffs as air travel slowly rebounds

GRAND RAPIDS — A food vendor at Gerald R. Ford International Airport has notified state officials that 84 temporary furloughs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may become permanent layoffs by Oct. 15.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 27 July 2020 16:21

MIOSHA program focuses on pandemic compliance within service industry

State officials have announced a program to boost pandemic safety awareness as well as potentially take enforcement action over noncompliance within the service industry.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 23 July 2020 16:03

State grants to help cover employers’ protective equipment costs

State officials announced a new $8.55 million grant program today that will help cover employers’ costs related to COVID-19 protective equipment.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 24 April 2020 04:47

Work-sharing spikes during pandemic, but far more remain fully unemployed

The number of Michigan companies using work sharing has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic but the state program meant to avoid layoffs still represents relatively few participants compared to the number of workers fully unemployed.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 16 April 2020 10:01

One quarter of Michigan’s workforce has filed for unemployment

Another 219,000 Michigan residents filed unemployment claims last week as the state’s total exceeds 1 million amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:30

Employers take varied approaches to labor issues amid COVID-19

Many businesses are grappling with labor issues amid a stay-home order issued by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 20 March 2020 15:25

Michigan unemployment claims continue to spike

Unemployment claims in Michigan have increased 1,500 percent following the widespread closure of food and entertainment businesses to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:46

Michigan unemployment claims rise 550% after widespread closures

Michigan unemployment claims have increased 550 percent since the state ordered service industry businesses to largely close down to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Published in Economic Development