The unseasonably warm weather in Michigan has begun to affect northern Michigan businesses. Business owners say tourists are foregoing trips North because of the lack of snow.
A $325-million project has been announced for Crawford County.
A Georgia company, ARAUCA has announced plans to begin manufacturing particleboard in Grayling. Officials say the factory will include the largest press in North America. Continue reading
By next summer, Alpena County expects to see one new road, two new businesses and 15 new jobs.
The county has received a state grant to construct a road that will serve the limestone company and the microbrewery. The $300,000 matching grant comes from the Department of Transportation. The cost of the total project is $710,290. Continue reading
Michigan’s unemployment rate edged upward very slightly since last month to 5.5 percent. That’s still one and eight-tenths of a percentage point below where the jobless rate was at this time last year. A big part of the reason for the increase is more people returning to the workforce to compete for jobs.
“More potential workers entered the labor force than is typical for May,” said Jason Palmer, director of the state Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. “Payroll jobs recorded a significant gain over the month.” Continue reading
Teenagers ages 16 through 19 are expected to have a better chance of finding a job this summer.
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget said in a press release that the projected unemployment rate for teens during the summer will be 17%. That’s three down from last year. Continue reading
Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.6%. That decline in the monthly rate is mostly due to fewer people in the workforce competing for jobs. But the rate is down two points from where it was a year ago. And that is because more people are working. Continue reading
Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered the keynote address at today’s “Great Lakes Science in Action” symposium at Central Michigan University.
Nearly 400 residents in the UP voiced their opinions at a public hearing last night (Wed., Jan. 28) on a potentially record-setting land sale.
Experts say, within the past decade, the number of ship visits to the Saginaw River has gone from the highest – in the 300s – to the lowest – in the low 100s.
Officials said, if you’re looking for a job, you may want to start volunteering.
They said volunteering can improve your chances of finding employment. Continue reading
A Saginaw tool company has plans to expand come spring. Officials say the expansion will bring more than 50 new jobs to the area.
Fullerton Tool Company is building a second facility in Saginaw. The company sells drills, and other cutting tools. Continue reading
The Mando America Corporation facility in Monitor Township is receiving a $200,000 grant from the state to help with the expansion. Continue reading
By Jake Neher
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says the state needs to do more to help people with disabilities get good jobs.
Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate has dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point to seven-point-four percent.
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. Continue reading
More than 100 new jobs are expected to come to Cheboygan within the next year. Continue reading
For the first time ever, the state is hosting – what officials are calling – a statewide “speed dating” type of career fair.
New job opportunities are in store for residents in Gaylord. Continue reading
Two central Michigan counties will receive development grants totaling more than $2.4 million.
Michigan is home to a unique program designed to help individuals get back on track with their careers, or even find a new one.
The Saginaw Public Schools Board of Education has voted to layoff a still unknown number of district employees.
A Saginaw-based company is planning to hire hundreds of new employees over the next few months.