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NEWS RELEASE: Michigan’s unemployment rate down slightly in December

Michigan Business Network
January 24, 2020 11:00 AM

Payroll jobs up for ninth consecutive year

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent in December, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment advanced by 6,000 over the month, while unemployment fell by the same number, resulting in no change in the state’s workforce total over the month.

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Early Michigan Governors Come To Liberty Coin Service

Dollars and Sense
January 23, 2020 3:00 PM

For the next few weeks, Liberty Coin Service in Lansing’s Frandor Shopping Center is exhibiting selections of an early Michigan history treasure trove.  The documents on exhibit are letters signed by Michigan territorial and state governors and US Senators from 1805 up into the 20th Century.

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NEWS RELEASE: Hourly wage increase benefits many Michigan agricultural workers

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2020 1:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—The hourly wage for Michigan’s temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign agricultural workers increased from $13.54 to $14.40 per hour as of Jan. 2, 2020. Positions paying this wage offer great opportunities for workers to earn above the state’s minimum wage rate of $9.65 per hour.

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NEWS : AdviseMI Program Is Recruiting College Advisers for 2020-21 School Year

Michigan Business Network
January 22, 2020 4:00 PM

 

37 positions available throughout the state of Michigan

Michigan College Access Network’s AdviseMI program, also known as Advise Michigan, is now hiring 37 college advisers for the 2020-21 school year. These AmeriCorps advisers serve in selected high schools across Michigan, particularly high schools in communities with low college-going rates and low adult educational attainment rates.

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Robin DeMuth, M.D., Appointed as Sparrow Hospital’s Chief of Medical Staff

Michigan Business Network
January 22, 2020 3:01 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow is pleased to welcome Robin DeMuth, M.D., as its new Chief of Medical Staff for a two-year term. Her appointment began Jan. 1.


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New Poll: BWL Job Performance Rating Among Business, Residential Customers Remains Strong – and Is Growing

Michigan Business Network
January 21, 2020 5:00 PM

Customer support for renewable energy also increasing

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s (BWL) job performance rating remains strong and continues to improve among business and residential customers, whose support for moving to more renewable energy sources in the future is also growing, two new EPIC-MRA surveys found.

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Retired Sparrow Carson/Sparrow Ionia Leader and Nurse Wife Receive Surprise Honor

Michigan Business Network
January 21, 2020 10:00 AM

LANSING, MI – Bill Roeser, recently retired President of Sparrow Carson and Sparrow Ionia hospitals, and wife Marcia, a longtime Sparrow Hospital Nurse, have received a surprise special honor in recognition of their many years of service to Sparrow, our Patients, and the community.


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SBAM | What Every HR Professional Needs to Know about Data Privacy

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2020 5:00 PM

Small Business Association of Michigan Resources

By Shatabdi Basu, Senior Vice President of Marketing at InfoArmor 

What sort of data should be considered “private?” Who is responsible for keeping it private? And what happens when that private data is shared or stolen?

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Sparrow Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic Receives National Recognition

Michigan Business Network
January 20, 2020 4:00 PM

Honored for Its Work for Young Patients

LANSING, MI – The Sparrow Multidisciplinary Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic has received national recognition with a listing as an approved team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. The listing means the Sparrow Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team meets the gold standard for cleft care.


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$190k Check Presentation for MLK Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan

Michigan Business Network
January 17, 2020 5:00 PM

On Friday, January 17th at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan received $190K in donations. The donations were from area businesses to help the commission in its work to support equality, diversity and social justice in the mid-Michigan region. 

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