Items Tagged with 'Employment'


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

Women need opportunities

December 20, 2013
Editor: The statistics in your recent editorial, “Ignoring women leaders fouls the region’s economy” (Dec. 16), are unfortunately the grim reality of women leadership across the country. Read More

Street Talk: Health care staff shortages are on the horizon

Split the money.

August 30, 2013
“Is Long-Anticipated Slowdown Here?” was the arresting headline on a news release from Altarum Institute in early August. Read More

Priorities for attracting and retaining young professionals

July 26, 2013
In a recent Business Journal story, Paul Isely, chair of economics at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, commented, “I think we’ve made some gains in the past few years, but we’re losing young workers, not bringing in outside talent, and we’re not increasing our rate of patenting. All that tells us that what we’re missing right now is the mix of talent.” Read More

Jobs reports encouraging for West Michigan

June 28, 2013
West Michigan has had some positive employment news this month. Read More

Green jobs in Michigan grow again after dip

Manufacturing infrastructure, skilled workers draw companies here.

LANSING — After losing 3 percent of its “green” jobs a year earlier, Michigan became one of the fastest-growing states for environmental employment last year. Read More