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Michigan Works! During Coronavirus Pandemic

Michigan Business Network
March 24, 2020 4:00 PM

How the Michigan Works! Association is navigating COVID-19, and guidance about  Unemployment Benefit Claims

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Luann Dunsford, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Works! Association, Lansing, MI, as both are remote during the "Stay Home - Stay Safe" order period.

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Michigan Works! Service Centers Open by Appointment

Michigan Business Network
March 19, 2020 10:00 AM

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefit Claims Can Be Made Online

LANSING, MI – As the situation surrounding the spread of Coronavirus continues to evolve, all Michigan Works! service centers remain open. To slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the number of visitors to Michigan Works! offices is being limited.

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Michigan Works! Urge Residents to Avoid Offices, Use Online Resources

Michigan Business Network
March 18, 2020 5:00 PM

LANSING, MICH. To mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, the Unemployment Insurance Agency and Michigan Works! Agencies are strongly urging workers to avoid visiting their statewide offices and utilize user-friendly online resources for unemployment assistance.  Eligible employees should apply for unemployment benefits at Michigan.gov/UIA  or by calling 1-866-500-0017. A factsheet on how to apply for benefits can also be found here. Michigan Works! resources can be found at MichiganWorks.org or by calling 1-800-285-WORKS.

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Sparrow Wins Statewide Impact Award for Job Development

Michigan Business Network
March 4, 2020 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Health System has been selected as a 2020 Michigan Works! Impact Award winner, honoring the finest achievements in workforce development statewide.

Sparrow was nominated by Capital Area Michigan Works! For being a leader in the Mid-Michigan region in the development of apprenticeship programs.

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Michigan Works! Association Board of Directors Supporting Going PRO Talent Fund

Michigan Business Beat
January 17, 2020 12:00 PM

Charlie Mahoney, President, Four-M Associates – Communications Group, Livonia Michigan who is Chair of the Michigan Works! Association Board of Directors joins Jeffrey Mosher to discuss the topic of Michigan's Going PRO Talent Fund.

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Four Perspectives on Michigan Works! Association's Visit to Germany

Michigan Business Beat
January 2, 2020 10:00 AM

Michigan Works! Association recently celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with Visit to Germany. The Delegation paired with reps from NY State to study success of German apprenticeship model and share information about successful U.S. apprenticeship programs – National Apprenticeship Week was (Nov. 11-17, 2019), and the trip was November 7th to the 17th.

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Michigan Works! Association Celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with Visit to Germany

Michigan Business Beat
December 16, 2019 4:00 PM

LuAnn Dunsford, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Works! Association, Lansing, MI, drops by the MBN studio to discuss the Michigan Works! Association Celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with Visit to Germany. 

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CAMW! Team, Volunteers Recognized With Statewide Honors

Michigan Business Beat
November 26, 2019 2:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — Three Capital Area Michigan Works! team members and volunteers were honored by the Michigan Works! Association at its annual conference in Kalamazoo.

Capital Area Michigan Works! Business Services Team Leader Teri Sand was awarded Michigan’s “Shining Star” Award for her above-and-beyond efforts to support employers in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. Workforce Development Board Member Rey Guzman was named the 2019 Collaborator of the Year for his role as talent development liaison. Workforce Development Board Member and Teach. Talent. Thrive. co-Chair Chris Holman was recognized as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year for his many years of service and leadership.

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MiCareerQuest Southeast Brings in over 9,000 Attendees!

Michigan Business Beat
November 14, 2019 8:00 AM

Michigan Business Network was on the road to Novi, MI for the MiCareerQuest Southeast on Nov.8th 2019.

MiCareerQuest Southeast is the region's largest interactive career exploration event for high school students. There were more than 9,000 high school students and chaperones from around the region that attended the event. The event exposes students to a broad range of exciting, rewarding career opportunities as they prepare for their futures.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Michigan Business Beat
October 22, 2019 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Luann Dunsford, CEO, Michigan Works! Association to talk about National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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