Category Archives: Unemployment

Solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region


A Georgia-based solar company plans to bring over 300 jobs to the Mid Michigan region.

Officials said the solar manufacturing company, Suniva, has started construction of a new facility in Saginaw. Read more

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Michigan’s jobless rate jumps very slightly to 7.5 percent

moneyMichigan’s monthly unemployment rate has edged up slightly to seven-and-a-half percent. Most of the change is attributed to more people looking for jobs.
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Michigan’s unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent

business suitThere was a net gain in hiring last month in by finance and professional service businesses in Michigan. That offset auto industry layoffs as the state’s unemployment rate fell a fraction of a percentage point to seven-point-four percent.
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State opens new ‘DREAMJOB’ summit for Michigan job-seekers

For the first time ever, the state is hosting – what officials are calling – a statewide “speed dating” type of career fair.
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State transportation grants help keep and create jobs

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Two central Michigan counties will receive development grants totaling more than $2.4 million.
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‘Michigan Shifting Gears’ program expands to Gaylord

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Michigan is home to a unique program designed to help individuals get back on track with their careers, or even find a new one.
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UPDATE: Saginaw’s east side schools to potentially close down

Funding and enrollment issues surrounding the Saginaw School District are beginning to resemble the closure of Buena Vista, last year.

Parents, students and faculty of Saginaw High, Ruben Daniels and Heavenrich Elementary will know their fate on Saturday.

Yesterday, the board was expected to vote on the closure of all three schools located on Saginaw’s east side.

M-Live reported this morning that the vote for the original proposal to close the schools was delayed, 6-1, until Saturday.

Saginaw Superintendent Carlton Jenkins and his administration originally proposed a restructure of the district. It would include the school closures, moving students and making cuts.

Recently, the Michigan Department of Education was unable to approve Saginaw Public School’s 2013-14 Deficit Elimination Plan.

According to a letter sent to Saginaw from the department, the state is concerned the district is not making significant changes in its operations to mitigate increases in its current deficit.

In addition, the letter said that Saginaw will be given until Monday, February 10, to come up with a viable Deficit Elimination Plan.

If a viable plan is not approved, the state will withhold the district’s February state-aid payment of just under $5 million.

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Potential layoffs approved in Saginaw School District

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The Saginaw Public Schools Board of Education has voted to layoff a still unknown number of district employees.
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Saginaw to be the home for 300 new jobs

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A Saginaw-based company is planning to hire hundreds of new employees over the next few months.
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Kildee calls for unemployment benefit extension

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

A battle is brewing in Washington over an extension of unemployment benefits – after a previous extension expired last month.

Over one million Americans lost their benefits on December 28, including 43,000 in Michigan.
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