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State Treasurer: Michigan Achievement Scholarship Provides Affordability and Opportunity for Michigan Students, Families

Michigan Business Network
February 6, 2023 1:00 PM

Scholarship Informational Webinars Scheduled through May 2023

LANSING, Mich. – State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today encouraged Michigan students and families to unlock the assistance available from the Michigan Achievement Scholarship by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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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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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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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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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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LEO | OneUP Mind Trekkers Career Festivals Brings Hands-on STEM Learning to Thousands of 8th Graders

Michigan Business Network
January 30, 2023 9:00 AM

MiSTEM encourages community partners to join efforts to strengthen STEM education 

LANSING – The MiSTEM Network joins Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!, local businesses, and education partners to celebrate the success of two high-energy, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) festivals in the Upper Peninsula. Upcoming events in the series are open to every 8th grade student in the region and community partners are encourages to join the effort to support a strong future workforce in STEM careers.

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MEDC | Michigan Business Report - Late January 2023

Michigan Business Network
January 27, 2023 12:00 PM

Gov. Whitmer Announces Make it in Michigan Plan During 2023 State of the State Address

Wednesday night, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivered her 2023 State of the State address in front of a joint session of the Michigan Legislature. To make Michigan more competitive, the governor proposed the Make it in Michigan package, a sustainable funding source for Michigan’s bipartisan economic development fund to invest more in bringing new jobs for Michiganders. 

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LEO | Michigan High-Speed Internet Office Launches $238M Grant Program to Support Unserved Areas

Michigan Business Network
January 24, 2023 9:00 AM

Applications for MIHI’s ROBIN program are now open to providers and public-private partnerships to expand broadband to Michigan’s unserved locations

Lansing, Mich.The Michigan High-Speed Internet Office (MIHI) has opened the application window for the Realizing Opportunity with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) grant program, providing $238 million in federal funding through the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund to support the deployment of high-speed internet to unserved locations throughout the state.

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LEO | UIA Modernization Workgroup Will Help Guide Agency Reforms

Michigan Business Network
January 23, 2023 3:00 PM

Members represent workers, employers, advocates and will advise agency Director on changes to improve user experience

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) continues its transformation of the agency by announcing today a UIA Modernization Workgroup, which will advise the UIA on significant improvements in how it can better serve Michigan workers and employers.

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LEO | Braille Services and Resources Available to Support Michiganders Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Michigan Business Network
January 17, 2023 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. — To recognize the braille reading system’s impact on individuals who are blind or visually impaired and to call attention to the invaluable services and resources that enable Michiganders to learn and enhance their reading skills, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed January as Braille Literacy Month in Michigan.

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