Items Tagged with 'Talent 2025'


Returning citizens offer employers ‘untapped talent’

October 4, 2019
Is your company experiencing a talent shortage? If so, you are not alone. Read More

Employers help defray $10K cost of child care

West Michigan companies, workforce developers seek to remove barriers for working parents.

November 23, 2018
As global corporations beef up benefits offerings, a few West Michigan companies say they are ahead of the curve when it comes to employer-sponsored child care. Read More

AMP Lab offers options for students

September 14, 2018
On Sept. 19, an amazing collaboration between Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Talent2025 will begin to take place in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Political, economic ‘to-do list’ is offered in Amazon’s hunt for HQ2

October 27, 2017
The proposal by economic developers in Michigan focuses on what exists, but the bid requirements are specific as to what needs to be. Read More

Region’s growth outpacing state’s

Talent 2025 report shows 4.1 percent job growth rate led by manufacturing and health care.

September 8, 2017
A consortium of workforce developers, education and business leaders have published a report on the talent outlook in West Michigan, and all signs point toward continued growth. Read More

Area’s big job growth talent needs must be met with successes in diversity hiring

September 8, 2017
The Business Journal finds interesting contrasts — and possible solutions — in two reports, one focused on Talent 2025’s study of employment and skill needs, and the other a review of Start Garden’s outreach to minority communities. Read More

Michigan reaches for 60 percent postsecondary attainment

Reaching for Opportunity aims to prepare more residents for higher education.

December 11, 2015
Bipartisan legislators, business representatives and higher education leaders have released Reaching for Opportunity: An Action Plan to Increase Michigan’s Credential Attainment. The report outlines challenges and recommendations to reach the goal of having 60 percent of the state’s population achieve a postsecondary degree or credential by 2025. Read More

Talent report sees positives — and one negative

November 20, 2015
Five years after the Great Recession, West Michigan finally is back to its pre-recession levels in payroll jobs and unemployment rates. But there’s still a long way to go in terms of talent development and retainment. Read More

2025 goal: Educated and trained workforce

December 12, 2014
As winter graduates cross public stages this month, Talent 2025 released its most comprehensive report on current and future needs of employers in the 13-county West Michigan region, providing a map from that public stage to careers and jobs. Read More

Talent 2025 report pegs strengths, weaknesses

CEO-led effort puts comprehensive focus on labor market.

December 12, 2014
An extensive labor market analysis showcases the region’s strengths and the need to bridge potential gaps among education, training and industry demands. Read More