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MCAN Partners with Gov. Whitmer for Governor’s FAFSA Challenge

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2021 11:00 AM

Campaign aims to increase FAFSA completion rates for 2021 seniors in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) is partnering with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the second annual Governor’s FAFSA Challenge.

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The Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center Named CAM Magazine Project of the Year 2020

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2021 9:00 AM

January 14, 2021 - Bloomfield Hills, MI – The Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center Named CAM Magazine Project of the Year 2020

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States Where Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most – Updated WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
January 15, 2021 8:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has now been a strain on the U.S. for nearly a year, and new unemployment claims increased week-over-week on January 4, up 23% from the previous week. To help add some context to this statistic, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Weekly Unemployment Claims Are Increasing the Most, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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LEO | UIA Update: Michigan Begins Paying $300 Supplemental Benefit Payments

Michigan Business Network
January 12, 2021 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has started issuing $300 weekly Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) payments to an estimated 365,000 claimants on regular state unemployment insurance (UI) and Extended Benefit programs this weekend.

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MCAN Receives $100,000 Grant from Leinweber Foundation to Support Postsecondary Attainment

Michigan Business Network
January 6, 2021 3:00 PM

Funding supports College Completion Corps, other postsecondary success projects

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) has received a $100,000 grant from the Leinweber Foundation. The grant, which is dedicated to general operating support, will be used primarily to support MCAN’s recently launched College Completion Corps program. This is the first grant that MCAN has received from the Leinweber Foundation, and the foundation is the first philanthropic partner for this innovative program.

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LEO | VIDEO from Restaurant Update

Michigan Business Network
January 6, 2021 2:00 PM

The State developed a set of resources to help restaurants with their operations during the pandemic. Several State Departments joined to host a webinar for restaurant owners and representatives on Tuesday, January 5, to discuss the financial, health and workplace safety resources available.

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LEO | Join Us for a Live Restaurant Update

Michigan Business Network
January 5, 2021 10:00 AM

The State has developed a set of resources to help restaurants with their operations during the pandemic. Several State Departments are hosting a webinar for restaurant owners and representatives on Tuesday, January 5, from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. to discuss the financial, health and workplace safety resources available.

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LEO 2020 Accomplishments

Michigan Business Network
December 31, 2020 5:00 PM

In a year unlike any in the last century, the people of Michigan are rising to the challenge – and the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is helping them every step of the way.

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LEO | Join us for a Live Q&A about Restaurant and Bars COVID-19 Workplace Safety

Michigan Business Network
December 31, 2020 9:00 AM

Join LEO for a live virtual event to provide you with specific restaurant and bar guidelines for operations, compliance and safety requirements for employees and customers.

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LEO’s Wage and Hour Division Recovers Nearly $2M in Unpaid Wages for Michigan Workers in 2020

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2020 6:00 PM

Included in total is over $157,000 in unpaid wages recovered from contractors at Fruitport Community Schools Construction Project

LANSING, Mich.—The Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) announced that in 2020 its Wage and Hour Division processed nearly 3,500 complaints covering minimum wage violations and unpaid wages or fringe benefits, and returned nearly $2M in unpaid wages to Michigan’s working families.

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