Items Tagged with 'Employment'


Education levels, pay rates haunt region’s future

January 29, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal has called attention to incongruities in the Greater Grand Rapids market that are likely to create issues in the near future. Read More

Construction employment continues year-end surge

January 1, 2016
Construction employment expanded by 46,000 net new jobs in November after adding 34,000 jobs in October (revised upward by 3,000), according to an analysis of the recent employment report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Nonresidential construction dip no cause for concern

October 2, 2015
Nonresidential construction employment fell by 700 jobs in August after losing 5,600 jobs in July and 800 jobs in June. Read More

Nonresidential construction bounces back with broader economy

May 15, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April according to the May 8 Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary estimate. Read More

Legal help with labor and employment disputes

May 8, 2015
Scenario No. 1: One of your key employees e-mails you to tell you the stress of the job has given her medical problems, and that this situation is made worse by the breakup of her relationship with one of your managers. Read More

West Michigan employment options and training on rise

March 7, 2014
Human resource professionals are seeing a promising trend as the job market picks up: For people willing to learn a new skill, there are employers willing to hire them. Read More

The importance of being welcoming to all

February 28, 2014
In his latest State of the City speech, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said: “Talent comes in all shapes and forms and colors and ethnicities. It is homegrown and it finds its way here from someplace else. . . . Read More

More firms expecting to add staff

West Michigan market will be solid for highly qualified candidates.

January 17, 2014
Companies looking to hire this year might find they are up against some stiff competition for the area’s best candidates. Read More

State construction jobs increase from last year

Most states added industry jobs largely because of public sector spending.

January 3, 2014
The number of construction jobs in Michigan grew over the past year, but not at a rate that would rank the state as a top job gainer in the industry nationwide. Read More

Michigan’s job gap of 384,000 does not bode well for future

January 3, 2014
This year, of course, is an election year. We will be inundated from both sides on how well the Michigan economy has performed since the last election. Read More