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Flint & Genesee Group | Flint & Genesee Education & Talent Seeks Employers to Hire Teens This Summer

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 3:00 PM

(Flint, Mich., Feb. 6, 2023) Flint & Genesee Education & Talent’s teen employment program, Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), is now accepting responses to its Request for Proposal (RFP) from local businesses and organizations looking for employees this summer. 

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Lansing Regional Chamber Hires Sarah Bakken as Talent Development Manager

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 12:00 PM

Reflecting a years-long commitment to supporting the region’s efforts in talent attraction and retention, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Sarah Bakken to the newly created position of Talent Development Manager. In her position, Bakken will responsible for coordination and communication between ATHENA WIN board, ATHENA Powerlink board, ATHENA Leadership Award, Leadership Lansing, Diversity Equity and Inclusion strategies and the Lansing Chamber events, membership and marketing teams, while interfacing with the Lansing business community.

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CAR | Let's Discuss This Week's Hot Topics

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 11:00 AM

Companies have been pouring money into EV and battery production in the U.S. I comment on where EV sales are forecasted and what role ICE vehicles have to play. I also discuss the shift in self-driving vehicles from robotaxis to construction, agriculture, and long-range trucking. I also share my thoughts on the EV tax credit that is scheduled to be clarified by the IRS in March. 

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LEO | UIA Modernization Workgroup Identifies Goals That Benefit Workers, Employers

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 5:00 PM

First-of-its-kind stakeholder group prioritizes equity, customer service, fighting fraud

The UIA Modernization Workgroup held its first meeting today in Lansing to discuss reform priorities that will improve the way the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) serves Michigan workers and employers. The workgroup of representatives from labor, business, and jobless advocacy groups set goals including equity, customer service, trust fund, and fighting fraud to build on continuing short- and long-term reforms at the agency.

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LEO | Students Encouraged to Explore Education and Career Pathways during Career and Technical Education Month

Michigan Business Network
February 2, 2023 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. — With an average of more than 520,000 Michigan job openings projected annually through 2030, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joins the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in proclaiming February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

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OFME | Michigan Mobility and Electrification Report Early-February 2023

Michigan Business Network
February 2, 2023 11:00 AM

WATCH VIDEO: The Future of Mobility Rides on Michigan

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) recently partnered with CBS News to produce a short film for the Davos World Economic Forum that discusses the evolution of mobility in Michigan. The film launched in conjunction with the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, considered to be the most high-profile creative forum engaging the world’s top political and business leaders.

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OFME | Leadership Change at the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification Announced

Michigan Business Network
February 1, 2023 8:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – As Michigan strengthens its position as the global capital of mobility and a leader in the electrification revolution, the Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) works across state government, academia, and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale-up of emerging technologies and businesses.

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LEO | Gov. Whitmer Announces $47M in Going PRO Talent Fund Grants Awards

Michigan Business Network
January 31, 2023 5:00 PM

Funding will help train 27,000 workers at nearly 750 Michigan businesses to support talent needs

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to announce $47,000,000 in Going PRO Talent Fund grants to nearly 750 Michigan businesses to support their in-demand, high-skill talent needs, and help approximately 27,000 workers across the state secure employment, industry-recognized credentials, and strong wages.

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ICYMI: Faces of Manufacturing | Episode 7 - A Discussion about Rosie the Riveter & Upcoming Event

Faces of Manufacturing
January 31, 2023 11:00 AM

Editor's note: We apologize that the podcast published with this story yesterday ended up with the wrong segment track order. That has now been fixed and you're welcome to listen to the episode as our hosts intended!

Faces of Manufacturing is a new show to Michigan Business Network. Cindy Kangas, Executive Director, CAMC, Capital Area Manufacturing Council, Lansing, Michigan, co-hosts with Joy Wagner, HR Manager of Granger Waste Services, also Lansing.

Cindy and Joy strive to share the corporate culture, personal stories, and unique personalities of those making a living in manufacturing today, in Michigan. With that in mind, this month they connected with people involved in celebrating the heritage of Rosie the Riveter.

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Flint & Genesee Group | Explore Flint & Genesee Announces New Executive Director

Michigan Business Network
January 30, 2023 6:00 PM

(Flint, Mich., Jan. 30, 2023) On January 23, Amari Steward was promoted to executive director of Explore Flint & Genesee, a division of Flint & Genesee Group. The position opened in November of 2022 after the restructuring of departments at the Group which promoted former executive director Alaina Wiens to Chief Marketing & Communications Officer effective January 1. 

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