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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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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer, Democratic Leaders Roll Out Largest Tax Break for Working Families, Seniors in Decades

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 2:00 PM

Lowering MI Costs plan rolls back retirement tax, quintuples Working Families Tax Credit, and delivers Inflation Relief Check to every taxpayer  

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and Speaker Joe Tate rolled out the Lowering MI Costs Plan, which will deliver the largest tax break to Michiganders in decades.

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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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PHOTOS: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Increasing Business Opportunity for Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 8:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive to improve the State of Michigan’s contracting process by increasing business opportunities for  Geographically Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (GDBEs) to contract with the state.

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ICYMI: Michigan Business Beat | Hauwa Abbas - CAMW! and Greater Lansing Expungement Job Fair

Michigan Business Beat
February 3, 2023 6:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher welcomes Hauwa Abbas, Clean Slate Navigator at CAMW! Capital Area Michigan Works! in Lansing, but serving Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties in Mid Michigan.

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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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Governor Whitmer, Democratic Leaders Agree to Deliver the Largest Tax Break in Decades

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 4:00 PM

Through Lowering MI Costs Plan 

LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, and Speaker Joe Tate released the following statement after agreeing to a framework for the Lowering MI Costs plan that will deliver the largest tax break to Michiganders in decades and ensure that all taxpayers see relief.

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Clark Schaefer Hackett | Webinar: All Your ACA Questions Answered

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 2:00 PM

Are you struggling to determine whether your company is correctly adhering to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements? Each employee you fail to report accurately could result in crippling fines, ranging from hundreds to millions of dollars.

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PNC Chief Economist Gus Faucher: Huge January Jobs Number, Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 1969

Michigan Business Network
February 3, 2023 1:00 PM

Complicate Fed Efforts to Slow Inflation
  • Employment rose by 517,000 in January, the biggest increase since July. There were also upward revisions to job growth throughout 2022.
  • The unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, the lowest rate since 1969.
  • Job growth was broad-based across industries.
  • The labor market is extremely strong in early 2023.
  • Given continued strength in the labor market, the FOMC will continue to increase the fed funds rate in the near term to slow job growth and cool off inflationary pressures.
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PNC Senior Economic Advisor Stuart Hoffman: Initial Claims Fell Again in Late-January 2023

Michigan Business Network
February 2, 2023 3:00 PM

to Their Lowest Level Since Early-April 2022: The Labor Market Remains Tight
  • Initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,000 in the week ending January 28, 2023, to 183,000. The four-week moving average fell by 6,000 to 192,000.
  • Continuing claims fell by 11,000 to 1.655 million in the week ending January 21, 2023.
  • PNC’s baseline forecast is for a mild recession starting in the spring of 2023.
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