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New Unemployment Filing Schedule to Help Michiganders Apply for Benefits

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2020 7:00 PM

LANSING, MICH. To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. The agency continues to see a historical increase in working families seeking emergency financial relief and this new schedule will improve functionally, accessibility and help alleviate bottlenecks in both the online system - Michigan.gov/UIA - and over the phone at 866-500-0017.  

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IT Improvements Coming to Meet Unprecedented Demand for Government Online Services

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2020 3:00 PM

Michigan's unemployment rate down to 3.6 percent in February

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget continues to make improvements to the secure login application that provides access to many state online services, MILogin, to adjust for the rapid increase in demand for online services. Adding capacity to the system, managing the number of concurrent sessions, and continuous improvements to the infrastructure will improve the ability for residents to complete transactions during this time of unprecedented need. 

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NEWS RELEASE : February Employment Data Reflects Employment Situation Prior to Impact from COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
March 26, 2020 6:00 PM

Michigan's unemployment rate down to 3.6 percent in February

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate receded by two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.6 percent in February, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The state’s employment level advanced by 10,000, while the number of unemployed fell by 7,000, resulting in a monthly workforce addition of 3,000.

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Governor Signs Order Enhancing Operational Capacity and Efficiency in Hospitals

Michigan Business Network
March 18, 2020 1:00 PM

 

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Enhancing Operational Capacity and Efficiency in Hospitals

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-13, to temporarily lift regulatory requirements on hospitals and care facilities and help ensure an adequate number of health care providers available to patients during the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Under the executive order, effective immediately and until Wednesday, April 15 at 11:59pm, The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) may take steps to ensure more people receive care. 

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Governor Whitmer Plan to Deliver Solutions for SME Impacted by COVID-19

Michigan Business Network
March 18, 2020 11:00 AM

 Requests Statewide SBA Disaster Declaration to Unlock Access to Emergency Loans for Michigan Businesses

LANSING, Mich. – Following through on her commitment to find solutions to support small businesses across Michigan impacted by COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today formally requested the U.S. Small Business Administration to issue an Economic Injury Disaster declaration for the state.

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Governor Whitmer Temporary Prohibition on Large event Over 50 People

Michigan Business Network
March 17, 2020 11:00 AM

 

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-11, to prohibit all events over 50 people or assemblages in shared indoor spaces over 50 people beginning Tuesday, March 17 at 9:00am.

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Governor Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Workers

Michigan Business Network
March 16, 2020 7:00 PM

 

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-10 to temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits. This executive order is effective immediately and until Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59pm.
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Chamber’s annual meeting to focus on the nexus between talent and economic growth

Michigan Business Network
March 10, 2020 10:00 AM

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce on March 11 will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn Flint-Grand Blanc Area, 5353 Gateway Centre. This year’s theme is “Investing in Talent for Economic Growth.” The Chamber will provide an update on the progress achieved during the second year of its three-year strategic plan and a look at what’s ahead for 2020.

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Sparrow Wins Statewide Impact Award for Job Development

Michigan Business Network
March 4, 2020 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Sparrow Health System has been selected as a 2020 Michigan Works! Impact Award winner, honoring the finest achievements in workforce development statewide.

Sparrow was nominated by Capital Area Michigan Works! For being a leader in the Mid-Michigan region in the development of apprenticeship programs.

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NEWS RELEASE : Matching Skills with Interests Get Results for MCTI Students

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2020 11:00 AM

Individuals with Disabilities Benefit from Michigan Career and Technical Institute's Student-Focused Approach

LANSING, Mich.— It had been nearly two hours since the graduates crossed the stage, but Johnathan Perchikoff still proudly sported his cap and gown.

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