michigan economy

NewsRoom
7:06 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

April Jobless Rate Drops to 8.3% Amid Reports of Slow Improvement

Kevin_P morgueFile

Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3% in April – a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue March 20, 2012

MSU’s Demmer Center to Spread “Lean Manufacturing” Know-How

Michigan manufacturers could strengthen their operations with help from a new Michigan State University initiative. 

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lake State
5:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

reWorking Michigan: Immigrants Face Re-Certification Challenges

Chandra Ghalley
Kevin Lavery WKAR

 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.

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lake State
12:00 am
Mon January 30, 2012

reWorking Michigan: Fab Lab helps Michigan inventors

FLINT, MI (WKAR) - 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.

For our Monday reWorking Michigan report this week, WKAR's Scott Pohl visited a laboratory where inventors can get help making a prototype of the product they want to take to market.

The Fab Lab is at Mott Community College in Flint.

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lake State
10:52 am
Tue January 10, 2012

reWorking Michigan: Job Opportunities in Politics

Todd Cook of Main Street Strategies.
Scott Pohl WKAR

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.

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lake State
7:43 am
Fri October 21, 2011

reWorking Michigan: Armory becoming home for non-profits

Inside the renovated Marshall Street Armory, the gymnasium floor is preserved beneath new office space.
Kenita Nichols WKAR

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.

This week from reWorking Michigan, our Monday report looks at the project to repurpose the Marshall Street Armory in Lansing into office space for local non-profits. It's nearing completion.

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