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Price of success: West Michigan running low on skilled workers and job sites, says Right Place leader

After being named as one of the nation’s hottest jobs markets, West Michigan is running low on skilled workers, Right Place Inc. President and CEO Birgit Klohs told the gathering at the JW Marriott Hotel. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Here’s a sign of a busy online holiday: UPS is hiring more seasonal workers

The Grand Rapids hub is looking for more than 150 workers. Hourly pay starts at $ 18.75 for drivers, $ 15 for helpers. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit health workers receive paychecks after delay

Detroit health workers receive paychecks after delay More than 85 Detroit health workers were not paid Friday but received their checks Monday, caught in a cash dispute between the Detroit health department and their nonprofit employer that took over health services under former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. Full News here – Read more on The […]

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GM laying off 510 workers at plants in Metro Detroit and Lansing

General Motors is laying off some 510 hourly workers at plants in Lansing and Metro Detroit’s Lake Orion. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Saginaw Bay Underwriters agents earn Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation desgination

Bill Koepke, Tom Baskins and Scott Withrow of Saginaw Bay Underwriters recently earned the Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation designation. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Ann Arbor restaurants, cafes offer jobs to displaced Glassbox Coffee & Juice workers after abrupt closing

In the days since the company locked its doors, several other coffee shops and eateries around town have made it clear that they are interested in providing jobs for the displaced employees. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Three arrested for attack on Detroit EMS workers

“There was information that there was fighting on the scene and that information never made it to the medics,” said Joseph Barney who represents Detroit EMS workers under the Police Officers Association of Michigan. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Pay, benefits at upcoming Ottawa County job fair reflect growing competition for workers

The Oct. 21 job fair in Holland will feature seven employers who have 120 positions to fill. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Chinese wheel maker won’t hire production workers for its Greenville operations until mid-2015

CITIC Dicastal Co., Ltd., the world’s largest aluminum wheel manufacturer, plans to use $ 1.5 million in state funding to hire and train its workforce. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Visteon Corp. lays off workers at Holland plant it acquired from Johnson Controls

The layoffs affect employees of the electronic business that JCI sold to Van Buren Township-based Visteon for $ 264 million earlier this year. Full News here – Oakland Business

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DWSD workers honored for saving life of 9 y.o.

Two Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers were honored for saving the life of a 9-year-old girl. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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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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