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03/08/2018 opportunity-seekers
Gov. Rick Snyder: Marshall Plan for Talent

Gov. Rick Snyder: Marshall Plan for Talent

The Govenro's plan calls for investing $100 million in new funding dedicated to innovative programs, including competency-based certification, assistance for schools to improve curricula and classroom equipment, scholarships and stipends, and support for career navigators and teachers.  Listen to our own Amy Cell along with Rob Fowler President & CEO, Small Business Assocation of Michigan and Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler...

03/05/2018 publications

WCC and McKinley, Inc. team up to create Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

Three weeks of apprenticeship readiness training leads to entry-level positions at Ann Arbor-based real estate management company ANN ARBOR, Michigan (February 23, 2018) – McKinley, Inc., one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, has called upon Washtenaw Community College to help train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s apartment and housing units...

02/12/2018 Marianne Manderfield Public Information Coordinator press-release

Holland Announces Top 3 Candidates in City Manager Search Public Invited to Meet Candidates

Holland, MI – The Search Committee for Holland’s next City Manager has narrowed its’ search to three candidates. There were 60 applicants in the pool, from those 60, seven were recommended and three have been chosen for the final stage. The three candidates selected for consideration are: Victor Cardenas, Assistant City Manager, Novi, MI Tracey Schultz Kobylarz, Township Supervisor of Redford, MI Keith Van Beek, Deputy...

11/07/2017 ANNA HENSEL entrepreneurs
Ann Arbor cements its status as a tech hub to watch with first unicorn

Ann Arbor cements its status as a tech hub to watch with first unicorn

Last month, Ann Arbor-based startup Duo Security announced that it had raised a new $70 million round, valuing the company at $1.17 billion. That made Duo Security — which creates a two-factor authentication app for enterprise companies — the first unicorn company in Ann Arbor, and its $70 million series D the largest round of venture capital raised by any company in Michigan history. Read More...

10/11/2017 BY LAURA STERNBERG/TripSavvy publications
High-Demand Job and Career Outlook in Michigan

High-Demand Job and Career Outlook in Michigan

Despite the financial challenges facing the City of Detroit, Michigan still provides plenty of employment opportunity. In fact, according to the Upjohn Institute Blog, Michigan ranked 5th in the nation for positive job growth from 2009 to 2011. STEM Jobs It should come as no surprise, given the history of Michigan's auto industry, that the state still is home to its fair share of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs. In...