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Thursday, 13 April 2023 05:30

Western Michigan University partners with 3 tribes on graduate tribal governance certificate

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University, in coordination with three local tribal nations, will begin offering a graduate certificate program in tribal governance in early 2023.

Published in Talent
Monday, 10 April 2023 15:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Survey shows spike in Michigan nurses seeking to quit within first year

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting staff shortages at Michigan hospitals is driving up the number of nurses who want to quit within their first year.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 29 March 2023 15:41

Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area names new CEO 

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area has tapped a nonprofit leader with more than a decade of experience in Ottawa County nonprofits as its new top executive. 

Published in Nonprofits

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:45

West Michigan women business leaders share insight, inspiration from their careers 

Women business leaders in West Michigan discussed the value of diverse perspectives in leadership, finding mentors in unexpected places and “saying yes to the next challenge.” 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 26 March 2023 09:19

‘It’s a noble profession’: Land surveyors are aging and retiring in Michigan amid ongoing needs

Over the past seven years, Michigan experienced a 12-percent decline in the number of active land surveyors, raising questions about the future of a profession that a wide variety of other industries depend on to keep projects moving.

Published in Talent
Friday, 24 March 2023 15:14

Whitmer signs repeal of right-to-work law, reinstatement of prevailing wage

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law bills repealing the state’s “right-to-work” law and reinstating a law that requires higher wages and benefits to be paid on state-financed construction projects.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 20 March 2023 19:02

Waséyabek hires associate attorney as business portfolio grows

GRAND RAPIDS — Joining Waséyabek Development Co. LLC represents a merging of Erika Weiss’ professional experience in business and tribal law, and offers an opportunity to explore a long-held interest in non-gaming economic development.

Published in Talent
Monday, 20 March 2023 14:40

Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Notable West Michigan Lawyers for 2023

Grand Rapids Business Journal’s list of Notable West Michigan Lawyers for 2023 is now live.

Published in Talent
Tuesday, 14 March 2023 20:34

Michigan Senate votes to repeal ‘right-to-work,’ restore prevailing wage

LANSING — Democrats on Tuesday approved bills to rescind Michigan’s 2012 “right-to-work” law, voting to again allow labor contracts that require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.

Published in Talent

Monday, 13 March 2023 17:21

Workforce development leaders seek state funding for community, short-term training

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan workforce development leaders say Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest budget proposal should include a greater focus on short-term training programs and community organizations currently excluded from state-funded talent initiatives.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 March 2023 18:16

People in the news: March 13, 2023

A roundup of promotions, new hires, advancements and award winners in West Michigan.

Published in Talent
Thursday, 09 March 2023 17:35

Talent solutions take center stage at auto supplier symposium

GRAND RAPIDS — Tier 1 automotive supplier Gentex Corp. has hired roughly 500 new employees over the past two and a half months, making a major dent in the Zeeland-based company’s unfilled positions.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 09 March 2023 15:47

New MMTC president plans Industry 4.0, supply chain strategies

Ingrid Tighe brought more than a decade of experience in economic and workforce development to her new role as president of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, where she will help small and mid-sized companies adopt supply chain and automation strategies.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 20:25

Michigan Legislature votes to prohibit LGBTQ discrimination

LANSING — The Michigan House on Wednesday approved bills to add protections for LGBTQ people to the state’s civil rights law, capping a decades-long legislative effort to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, public services and housing.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 01 March 2023 11:38

New statewide scholarship program aims to lure next generation of EV, mobility workers

State officials are partnering with major universities and auto-sector employers on a new statewide scholarship program aimed at developing talent in the electric vehicle and mobility space.

Published in Manufacturing

Monday, 27 February 2023 17:07

Gotion EV battery plant near Big Rapids needs 2,350 workers. Ferris State plans to train them.

Ferris State University is working to roll out an accelerated electric vehicle battery manufacturing training program to build a pipeline of workers for a planned $2.4 billion battery plant in the Big Rapids area.

Published in Energy
Saturday, 25 February 2023 12:44

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation moves into offices with full-time executive director

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Trans Foundation plans to grow its programming via new office space and a full-time, paid executive director position for the first time in the nonprofit’s seven-year history after being entirely volunteer-run.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 February 2023 18:06

People in the news: Feb. 27, 2023

A roundup of promotions, new hires, advancements and award winners in West Michigan.

Published in Talent

Sunday, 26 February 2023 18:00

GRCC librarian takes on statewide role with mission to ‘stand firm’ against book banning

Sophia Brewer is applying her longtime experience as a Grand Rapids librarian to a statewide role as a recently elected director to the Michigan Library Association board.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 February 2023 18:19

GVSU partners with private sector to tackle labor shortage

A Q&A with Philomena Mantella, president of Grand Valley State University

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 February 2023 18:07

People in the news: Feb. 13, 2023

A roundup of promotions, new hires, advancements and award winners in West Michigan.

Published in Talent

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, 09 February 2023 09:31

Southwest Michigan chef hopes James Beard honor opens eyes to great food in different settings

In the more than 30 years that the James Beard Foundation has been honoring outstanding restaurateurs and chefs, most of the names were associated with big markets.

Published in Talent

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 12:31

GVSU partners with 5 companies on talent training program

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University is partnering with five major West Michigan employers on a new training program that will place students at companies for two years before and after graduation.

Published in Talent
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 13:19

Winnie Brinks went from the school PTO to Senate majority leader

Winnie Brinks was working as a nonprofit caseworker and volunteering with the East Grand Rapids parent-teacher organization when she got an unexpected call in 2012.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 29 January 2023 18:26

People in the news: Jan. 30, 2023

A roundup of promotions, new hires, advancements and award winners in West Michigan.

Published in Talent

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:56

Consulting, engineering firm Disher acquires leader development organization

ZEELAND — West Michigan engineering, consulting and product development firm Disher Corp. has acquired leader-development organization Leading by Design LLC in what company executives call an “ideal fit.”

Published in Talent
Thursday, 19 January 2023 16:40

New GRCC president discusses business partnerships, boosting enrollment

Charles Lepper started this week as the 11th president of Grand Rapids Community College, succeeding Bill Pink, who took a job in July 2022 as the president of Ferris State University.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 15 January 2023 17:23

People in the news: Jan. 16, 2023

Here are the staffing announcements from the Jan. 16, 2023 print edition. 

Published in Talent

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