job en What June’s job report means for Michigan <p></p><p>The latest "report card" on jobs in America points to a country continuing to recover from the Great Recession.</p><p>The national unemployment rate fell to 6.1%, the lowest level since September 2008. What does the June jobs report tell us about Michigan? Where have we made gains and where are we still hurting?</p><p>University of Michigan labor economist Don Grimes joined us to review the June employment numbers.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:22:11 +0000 Stateside Staff 18332 at What June’s job report means for Michigan How to ensure your job application is social media savvy <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The graduation ceremonies are over, the caps and gowns stored in the back of the closet, and the photos of college grads and proud family members are posted on Facebook.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Now comes reality for new college grads: the job search.&nbsp;</p><p>And in this digital world packed with social media, the old-fashioned one-page resume and cover letter might not cut it anymore.&nbsp;</p><p>What do recruiters and companies want to see from applicants?&nbsp;</p><p>For advice, we turned to someone who has been a career counselor for 13 years at the University of Michigan School of Information. Joanna Kroll&nbsp;is the director of career development, and she joined us on Stateside.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:31:20 +0000 Stateside Staff 17796 at How to ensure your job application is social media savvy Grand Rapids experiences phenomenal job growth <p>For those who are searching for jobs, Grand Rapids might be an ideal location to begin your search.</p><p>2012 was a phenomenal year for the city in terms of job growth with the creation of nearly 13,000 jobs.</p><p><a href="">Forbes Magazine</a> has put Grand Rapids at number four on its list of the ten best cities to find a job.</p><p>Just to give you some context, Bethesda Maryland, Austin Texas, and Jacksonville Florida, are ranked one, two and three.</p><p>George Erickeck from W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research tells us what's behind this and what it means.<br><br>You can listen to the full interview above.<br> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:34:53 +0000 Stateside Staff 12277 at Grand Rapids experiences phenomenal job growth Stabenow wants to stop businesses from writing off moving expenses overseas <p>U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will introduce a bill next week to prevent companies from getting tax write-offs for moving overseas.</p><p>Currently businesses can write off moving expenses on their taxes if they&rsquo;re moving within or out of the country.&nbsp; But no such break exists for businesses moving into the U.S.</p><p>&ldquo;That makes absolutely no sense,&rdquo; Stabenow said at a press conference Monday at Grand Valley State University.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:36:20 +0000 Lindsey Smith 7251 at Stabenow wants to stop businesses from writing off moving expenses overseas Granholm joins Pew as senior adviser <p>Former Michigan Governor<a href=""> Jennifer Granholm</a> will serve as a senior adviser to the <a href="">Pew Charitable Trusts&rsquo;</a> efforts to promote clean energy policies, the Associated Press reports. As the AP explains, Granholm will:</p><blockquote><p>&hellip;demonstrate the jobs, manufacturing and exporting opportunities that can come from advancing policies that make cars cleaner, industry more efficient and renewable energy more accessible and affordable.</p><p>Granholm and Pew staff members will meet with clean energy startup companies, research facilities, entrepreneurs, manufacturing plants, elected officials and community members.</p></blockquote><p>Granholm was succeeded in office by Governor Rick Snyder on January 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p>Earlier this year, Granholm announced that she would be a contributor to NBC&rsquo;s Sunday news program, &ldquo;<a href="">Meet the Press</a>&quot; and that she and her husband, Dan Mulhern, <a href="">received a two-year academic appointment at the University of California- Berkeley</a>. She also announced that she and Mulhern would be co-authoring a book about her time as Michigan&rsquo;s governor. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:30:10 +0000 Zoe Clark 1768 at Granholm joins Pew as senior adviser