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Skilled Trades in Michigan – Students aren’t buying

Nearly everywhere he goes, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks about well-paying, but unfilled, welding,carpentry, machining and other skilled-trades jobs, as well as technical occupations in health care. Snyder has said Michigan and the country “messed up” by telling young people that the only path to a well-paying career is getting a four-year degree at a … Continue reading

Michigan / Jobs Gap to be filled by early 2020s

“Despite the solid recovery to date, there is still a fair amount of ground to be made up after the job loss suffered during the prolonged recession of the past decade,” said U-M economist George Fulton. “That said, Michigan does appear to be positioned for a longer run of economic prosperity.” The state lost 857,700 … Continue reading

US / Vocational Education: a pathway to college, and a way to gain skills to pay tuition

Classes like wood shop or auto shop used to be called vocational classes. They were known as an academic dumping ground for students who weren’t succeeding in a regular classroom. But a lot has changed. In the rural mid-Michigan school district of Stockbridge, classes now offer a pathway to college, and a way to gain … Continue reading

Michigan / Chrysler / To add 1,250 jobs in

Chrysler Group LLC will announce new investments and jobs Thursday at one of its Detroit facilities. A Chrysler spokeswoman would not comment on the details of the announcement, but the Detroit Free Press reports the Auburn Hills-based automaker invest $238 million in three Michigan plants and add about 1,250 jobs so it can ramp up … Continue reading

Michigan – Unemployment agency laying off up to 400 workers | MLive.com

The state is laying off up to about 400 employees in its unemployment insurance agency, ironically citing an improved economy as the reason for the cuts. Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency will give two-week layoff notices to up to 225 permanent staff members on Aug. 31. Another 177 limited-term employees have been laid off, said Mario … Continue reading

States with the Longest Stretches of Unemployment

In the annals of states with long stretches of high unemployment, Nevada seems destined to become the poster child for the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis. The state has an 11.9% unemployment rate — a half a percentage point higher than runner up Rhode Island. Nevada has led the nation in unemployment for 27 months, … Continue reading

GE | 300 New Jobs in Michigan

GE announced today that it will add 300 new jobs in the state of Michigan at its Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center (AMSTC) in Van Buren Township. These high value information technology (IT) and research jobs bring the total commitment to 1,400 at the center and 1,600 across the state. GE also announced today … Continue reading

Eight states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rates of 10.0 percent or more in 2011 | 2011 Unemployment rate by State – Annual Average

In 2011, 30 states posted statistically significant unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which was in Michigan (-2.4 percentage points). Four additional states experienced decreases greater than 1.0 percentage point: Ohio (-1.4 points), Utah (-1.3 points), Oregon (-1.2 points), and Indiana (-1.1 points). The remaining 20 states and the District of Columbia reported annual average unemployment rates for 2011 that … Continue reading

Gov. Snyder, Mayor Bloomberg: Immigration debate should be about economics, not politics | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

  In a presidential election in which both sides are debating economic growth and immigration separately, all parties should emphasize the relationship between them. The fact is the link between legal immigration and job creation couldn’t be stronger. Immigrants, especially those with advanced degrees, play a vital role in helping U.S. companies create jobs, as … Continue reading

Snyder says losing A-10s from Selfridge could cut 600 jobs in state | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said the state could lose more than 600 full- and part-time military jobs if the Air Force moves A-10 fighter planes from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Macomb County. “I’m not sure we are getting treated fairly by the Air Force,” Snyder said Monday after he attended the National Governors … Continue reading

A Million Jobs – NYTimes.com

The American economy was terrifyingly close to the brink in 2008 and 2009, and the impending collapse of General Motors and Chrysler threatened to be the final push. When the companies begged the federal government to save them from financial catastrophe, President George W. Bush and later President Obama ignored strong Republican objections, saving a … Continue reading

Michigan jobless rate drops, but not because more jobs exist – Feb. 24, 2012

After leading the nation in unemployment for four years, Michigan has finally dropped out of the Top 10. State unemployment slid to 9.3% in December, only a touch higher than the national rate, and a sharp decline from the 14.1% rate that Michigan hit in the fall of 2009. And last year was the first … Continue reading

29,500 long-term unemployed Michigan workers lose benefits

Nearly 30,000 “long-term” unemployed workers in Michigan—those out of work for more than 6 months—had their Extended Benefits (EB) assistance abruptly disqualified as of February 18. The EB assistance is the last extension program available for workers who have exhausted all other forms of emergency unemployment compensation. The disqualification comes as a result of new … Continue reading

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