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Top 5 in West Michigan Business: Meijer plans to hire 10,000 workers, nearly half for Michigan stores

Here are the most read Grand Rapids business stories on MLive during the past week. Full News here – Oakland Business

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New Detroit Red Wings Arena, district seeks Michigan-based workers; get Tuesday’s job event details

DETROIT, MI — Those interested in being part of the construction of a new $ 650 million Detroit Red Wings arena downtown and accompanying entertainment district are invited to attend a meeting Tuesday at Motor City Casino. Representatives from Olympia Development of Michigan invite Michigan-based construction contractors and suppliers from across the state to learn […]

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On Labor Day 2014, Michigan’s minimum wage rises for workers – just not as high as they’d hoped

Michigan workers earning minimum wage will see their wages rise from $ 7.40 per hour to $ 8.15 an hour starting today. The Legislature in May passed SB 0934, which gradually raises the minimum wage to $ 9.25 by 2018. Scheduled Minimum Wage… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Biden supports Detroit workers on Labor Day

U.S. workers deserve a “fair share” of any improvement in corporate profits, Vice President Joe Biden told hundreds of Detroit-area union members on Monday during his first of several Labor Day stops in the city. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Workers continue to rebuild Cody-Rouge area

Hundreds gathered at Stein Park to celebrate a new beginning for Cody High School and the Cody-Rouge Neighborhood. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Ex-Lamar workers create new company with Rockford Construction’s backing

Legacy Steel is eager to hire Lamar’s former skilled field employees, who lost their jobs when the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Jumpin Jumpin: Police, fire fighters, and EMS workers to be honored at Sky Zone

When we think of honoring the brave men and women who protect and serve the metro Detroit area, we think of trampolines.  We think they should jump on trampolines. And by trampolines, we mean an all-walled trampoline field where they can land in a pit of 10,000 foam cubes. They have to blow off steam […]

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Detroit city workers, retirees vote in favor of pension cuts in bankruptcy plan

Detroit city workers, retirees vote in favor of pension cuts in bankruptcy plan DETROIT – Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of … Full News […]

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Texas-based retail chain replacing Ypsilanti Township Kmart looking to hire workers

The Plano, Texas-based store At Home — which recently changed its name from Garden Ridge — has signs posted along Washtenaw Avenue and Golfside Drive advertising its hiring. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Rick Haglund: Where minimum wage will land is anybody’s guess, but workers can only benefit

If you want to start an argument—and who doesn’t these days—just mention raising the minimum wage. It’s one of the hottest public policy debates in the country. Low-wage workers, particularly hamburger flippers, are engaged in political efforts nationwide to… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Man accused of killing two Dearborn Family Dollar workers found competent to stand trial

A man charged in the slaying of two Family Dollar employees in July 2013 has been found competent to stand trial, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office. Full News here – Detroit News

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Starbucks offers online college program to workers

New York — Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit retirees, workers get ready to vote on pension cuts

More than 32,000 past and present Detroit city workers face potentially lifestyle-altering decisions starting next week when a packet arrives in the mail. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Furniture store workers help sex assault victim

The quick thinking of workers at a local furniture store kept a victim of sexual assault safe from her attacker. Police say she was kidnapped and chained to the basement of a home on the 7200 block of Woodmont while being sexually assaulted for hours. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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La-Z-Boy cuts 100 workers as it closes furniture plants

Leslie Patton Bloomberg News – Monroe-based La-Z-Boy Inc. said it’s firing about 100 workers as it closes plants in a restructuring. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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