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reWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as citizens of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future for their families. A project of WKAR NewsRoom, WKAR-TV and WKAR Online.
Starting in 2005, General Motors closed several of its mid-Michigan factories, including Lansing Car Assembly and the Craft Centre. The economic blow was devastating to thousands of families who had given generations of service to America’s auto industry. Now, a new task force is working to bring families, businesses and neighborhoods together to plant new seeds in those vacant brownfields.
More people in Michigan are using yoga to keep their bodies toned and their stress level in check. For others, it's a growing business opportunity. reWorking Michigan looks at the growth potential of yoga studios.
Michigan Army National Guard Captain Amanda Falor is working on a master's degree in management. She says civilian employers sometimes find it difficult to understand her experiences in the military.
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CPT Amanda Falor is a logistics specialist with the 246th Transportation Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard.
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Maj. General Gregory Vadnais commands the Michigan Army and Air National Guard. He believes the military has a responsibility to educate its own members and civilian employers about the abilities veterans bring to the workforce.
The military is a unique sub-culture of American life: it speaks in acronyms, it has its own justice system, and it places great responsibility on its members. Yet despite their high level of training, thousands of veterans who leave the military struggle to find a job. A new initiative in mid-Michigan is designed to bring warriors to the workplace.
The challenges facing companies catching and selling whitefish from Michigan waters have been many and varied over the years. A new cooperative of Great Lakes fishermen aims to improve quality. They hope the result is higher prices and bigger profits.
Can parks, natural areas and waterways affect employment growth and income? Yes, according to a new study by the Land Policy Institute and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory at Michigan State University.
ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future.
Today, our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at the challenges facing immigrants with backgrounds in professional fields. Thousands of health care providers, engineers and financial specialists who’ve earned their credentials in their home countries often start at or near the bottom as they work to become re-certified in the United States. Experts say that can be an impediment for employers searching for prospective hires.
East Lansing, MI – ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future. Today, our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or "F-RIB" on the Michigan State University campus.
reWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as citizens of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future for their families.
2012 is a presidential election year, and campaigns are gearing up across the state. For people who are looking to change careers, or those who've lost their jobs and are hoping to resume getting a steady paycheck, politics could be an option this year. To find out what political employers are looking for, WKAR's Scott Pohl spoke with a couple of consultants about hiring trends in politics.
EAST LANSING, MI – ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future.
Winter farmers markets are expanding across the country and in Michigan. On our reWorking Michigan Monday report, WKAR's Gretchen Millich shows us how hoop houses allow farmers to grow and sell fresh vegetables through the winter.
U.S. News and World Report recently named Michigan State University's Department of Supply Chain Management the top school of its kind in the country. Always highly ranked, MSU moved past MIT to the top spot for the first time.| SKIP down to article
Lansing, MI – Getting a job in today's market can be challenging for anyone. But imagine trying to get a job when you don't know how to use a computer. Imagine trying to do anything without knowledge of computers. As part of our reWorking Michigan series, WKAR's Emanuele Berry explores how some local programs are offering relief to the digitally distressed.