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2 Detroit-area Kmarts closing, 260 jobs affected

Two Kmart stores are closing and about 260 staff will be laid off, according to documents filed with the state. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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City Council wants developers to deliver jobs they promise for Detroiters

Marathon Petroleum’s shortcomings in hiring Detroiters and the $ 1 sale of a swath of city-owned land for the new Red Wings arena illustrate a need for more accountability, supporters of the ordinance say. Full News here – freep

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United outsourcing jobs at Detroit Metro, 11 other airports

Associated Press – DALLAS  — United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country, including Detroit Metro, to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports. The airline said Monday that it notified employees of the decision, which had been expected since May. They include ticket and gate agents and […]

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Youth Build program prepares students for construction jobs and life

Youth Build is a 7-month program aimed at giving dropouts their high school degrees, construction skills and life lessons. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Two companies announce plans to create more than 100 new jobs in Kent County

A die casting company and solar equipment company announce plans to invest $ 5.3 million in expansions and hire more than 100 new employees over the next three years. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Ann Arbor school custodians consider co-op to keep jobs

Ann Arbor — Custodians with Ann Arbor schools are considering forming a worker-owned cooperative as part of an effort to keep their jobs if their work is outsourced by the district. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Toyoda Gosei to invest $7.9M, add 51 jobs at Troy HQ

Natalie Broda – Toyoda Gosei North America Corp., a subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., has been awarded a $ 250,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant for expansion of their North American headquarters at 1400 Stephenson Highway in Troy. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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General Dynamics plans to cut 163 jobs amid reductions in Army work

Chad Halcom – General Dynamics Land Systems expects to lay off 163 full-time employees, primarily engineers, in Macomb County this week after losing its funding on one contract program and declining to bid on another. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Report: Michigan a leader in ‘blue economy’ jobs

Associated Press – Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according to a report released today. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Michigan Strategic Fund OKs grants for projects expected to create nearly 800 jobs in state

Dustin Walsh – The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved economic incentives to several new projects in the state, including two in Southeast Michigan. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Treasury secretary to visit Detroit on jobs push

Associated Press – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to visit Detroit this week to explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Washtenaw County expected to add 12,500 jobs over the next 3 years

Washtenaw County is expected to add more than 12,500 jobs over the next three years, building on four consecutive years of steady job gains in the area. Full News here – Oakland Business

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N.S. International consolidating metro Detroit headquarters, adding 150 jobs

N.S. International Ltd., a metro Detroit-based subsidiary of Japanese Tier 1 auto suppler Nippon Seiki, is consolidating its North American headquarters while adding 150 jobs, the company announced Wednesday. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Detroit’s jobs czar says he’s ready for the task

Depending on how you look at it, Tom Lewand has the worst job in Detroit — or the best. The longtime lawyer and well-connected Democrat left his practice at Bodman PLC, where his clients included Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., to become Mayor Mike Duggan's jobs and economy czar. Full News here […]

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New bills would help Michigan parolees land jobs

New legislation in Lansing is designed to help inmates find a job when they leave prison. Full News here – freep

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