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Unemployment was up in West Michigan last month despite growth in new jobs

State officials said the rise in unemployment was due mainly to growth in the overall labor force as the school year ended and seasonal hiring picked up. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Top 10 health care jobs that don’t require bachelor’s degree – a look at growing fields

Here is a look at the top 10 health care occupations that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Full News here – Oakland Business

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New manufacturing facility to create jobs

Officials announced Wednesday a new $ 148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute will be located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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SE Michigan companies awarded state funds expected to invest more than $1B and add 3,877 jobs

Chris Gautz – Auto industry companies and others with ties to Southeast Michigan, including Brembo North America Inc., H.A. Automotive Systems Inc., and Magna Exteriors and Interiors USA Inc., received state assistance to expand operations in the state after approval today by the Michigan Strategic Fund board. In total, the companies that received awards today […]

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Mammoth plant closes in Holland Township, 65 jobs lost

Mammoth Inc. officials contacted Michigan Works earlier this spring to let them know of the pending plant closure Full News here – Oakland Business

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Building trade group offers to help Lamar Construction Co. employees find new jobs

“Our members are all looking for qualified staff,” said Paul Lemley, chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of Western Michigan. “The construction industry in Michigan is the strongest it’s been in years.” Full News here – Oakland Business

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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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