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The retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home and there are a lot of contenders trying to land the project being called “H-Q-2.” At stake are many thousands of jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. 


City of Flint water tower
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Michigan has approved incentives to land at least 1,100 new jobs in the state, including hundreds being added by an auto supplier in the embattled city of Flint.

Downtown Detroit photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Municipal League

Summer jobs are being provided for 8,127 teens and young adults this year through the Grow Detroit's Young Talent Program.

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Online retailer Amazon.com plans to open another fulfillment center in Michigan.

Ford company
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Ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.

Courtesy Rutgers University Press

Millions of Americans have serious doubts about globalization.

Jeffery Rothstein is a Michigan scholar whose new book “When Good Jobs Go Bad,” explores the declining job quality that he says is also a result of globalization.  

After several decades of globalization, American critics of the phenomenon have become a force to be reckoned with.  They says globalization's economic and social benefits have been oversold.  

Courtesy - Lansing Economic Development Corporation

Today we look at how economic incentives are used in the Lansing area. There is fierce competition out there among cities and communities, not just in Michigan but across the country, to attract new businesses that will bring jobs and economic growth. This competition often gives companies the upper-hand when asking for tax abatements and other incentives from local taxpayers. But just how much should Lansing give up in tax revenue for, say, 1000 new jobs? And once that deal is made, how are the numbers tracked to see if, indeed, those new jobs have materialized? What are the consequences if they don’t?

The risks and rewards of unpaid internships

May 9, 2014
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As the university school year winds down, many students are preparing for summer unpaid internships, hoping to improve their employability.The practice of not paying interns has become increasingly widespread.

Michigan’s unemployment rate has edged upward for the third month in a row, hitting 9 percent.

Sequestration's potential impact on Michigan workers

Aug 6, 2013
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In a recent opinion piece in the Lansing State Journal CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works Doug Stites wrote that the 20%  funding cuts to his agency come at a critical time when efforts to retrain Michigan workers for in-demand jobs is extremely important.  At the same time, a number of taxpayers are skeptical of the publicly funded agency's work.

Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate jumped slightly to 8.7% as more people are competing for jobs.

Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remained unchanged from April to May at eight-point-four percent.

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Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate dipped slightly in October, and is down almost a full point from where it was at this time last year. It’s still higher than the national average. 

Courtesy / Michigan Colleges Foundation

Some Michigan college students with doubts about staying in the state are reconsidering Lansing.

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Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan and the rest of the country lost sight of the value of vocational training as young people were encouraged to get four-year college degrees.

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