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Michigan Has the 7th Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2021 10:00 AM

 – WalletHub Study

With states gradually reopening but around 100,000 businesses having closed permanently during 2020, WalletHub today released its report on the States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses, along with accompanying videos.

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LEO | Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) Proud of Resolutions Denouncing Anti-Asian Hate

Michigan Business Network
April 9, 2021 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—As the country continues to see a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) and its’ 21-members are proud to announce the passage of several local municipal resolutions further condemning anti-Asian hate, discrimination, and rhetoric.

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Updated: States That Had the Fastest Recovery of Unemployment Claims – WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
April 8, 2021 5:00 PM

With increased vaccine eligibility and the gradual lifting of restrictions on businesses, new unemployment claims increased slightly week-over-week on March 29, but were still 89% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, WalletHub just released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest, along with accompanying videos and audio files.

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LEO | State Celebrates Robotics Week, Promotes Opportunities to Boost Skills Needed for Future Careers

Michigan Business Network
April 8, 2021 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—As we wrap up Robotics Week in Michigan, state officials encourage students, educators and parents to join them in highlighting the importance of robotics education, which encourages problem-solving, creative thinking and a healthy sense of competition that drives innovation from students and prepares them for high-demand, high-wage careers.

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LEO | UIA Stops New Wave of Imposter Claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Michigan Business Network
April 8, 2021 12:00 PM

Residents warned of new wave of criminal attempts to file imposter claims in pursuit of benefits

LANSING, MICH. — Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), like other states across the country, remains under attack by criminals. Since Friday, April 2, Michigan has seen a dramatic increase in new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims likely filed by criminals that have been halted for identity verification. No payments have been sent to the approximately 100,000 flagged claims.

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Best States for Working from Home – WalletHub Study

Michigan Business Network
April 6, 2021 1:00 PM

With 71% of people whose jobs can be done remotely working from home all or most of the time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, as well as accompanying videos, in order to highlight which areas are thriving and which are struggling in this pandemic economy.

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DTMB | February Michigan Jobless Rates Decline in All Regions

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2021 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. -- Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates fell in all 17 of Michigan’s regional labor market areas during February, according to data released today from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

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LEO | $16M Available to Connect Michiganders Impacted by COVID-19 to Customized Training Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2021 12:00 PM

Proposals for training programs funding due by May 7

LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) released a competitive Request for Proposals to fund customized training programs through the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) for job seekers across the state who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. More than $16M is available to fund grant awards to groups who will work as regional consortia to support individuals who are dislocated, underemployed, serving as essential workers, living in distressed rural and urban communities or economically disadvantaged.

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LEO | In Case You Missed the Live Q&A about the Phased in Return to Office Work

Michigan Business Network
March 29, 2021 3:00 PM

In case you missed it,   Sean Egan, Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Safety Director, hosted a recent live Q & A about the new Return-to-Office Workgroup and answer your most pressing questions about the recommendations this workgroup will develop for a phased return to office work amidst the pandemic.
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LEO | It’s Food and Agriculture Month!

Michigan Business Network
March 29, 2021 2:00 PM

Did you know Michigan's food and agriculture employment – about 800,000 jobs – accounts for about 17 percent of the state’s total employment?

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