Michigan jobs http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-jan-14-2014 <div>There are 2,5000 dams in Michigan and more than 90% are going to hit or exceed their design life by 2020. On today's show: How concerned should we be about our aging dams, and is there the money and political will to fix them?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">state's chief medical doctor explains why this year's flu season seems to be a particularly rough one.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, one man from Ann Arbor is working to earn respect for dads all over America with the Dad 2.0 Summit.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Also, the Detroit Zoo is not just a tourist attraction, it's a leader in animal conservation and preservation.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>First on the show, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he data and numbers crunchers have been working away, trying to peer into the future to figure out what lies ahead for Michigan over the next 10 years in terms of jobs and pay.</span></p><div>The verdict: Michigan's economic axis is tilting west.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Rick Haglund's recent story for Bridge Magazine is headlined: "Future job growth favors West Michigan."</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">And Don Grimes is with the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy at the University of Michigan.</p><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">They join us today to discuss the issue.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:52:43 +0000 Stateside Staff 16021 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 Job growth is expected in West Michigan, but Detroit will have higher wages http://michiganradio.org/post/job-growth-expected-west-michigan-detroit-will-have-higher-wages <p>The data and numbers crunchers have been working away, trying to peer into the future to figure out what lies ahead for Michigan over the next 10 years in terms of jobs and pay.</p><p>And the verdict: Michigan's economic axis is tilting west.</p><p>Rick Haglund's recent story for Bridge Magazine is headlined: "<a href="http://bridgemi.com/2013/12/future-job-growth-favors-west-michigan/">Future job growth favors West Michigan</a>."</p><p>And Don Grimes is with the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy at the University of Michigan.</p><p>They both joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:50:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 16015 at http://michiganradio.org Job growth is expected in West Michigan, but Detroit will have higher wages How does job growth in Michigan compare to other states? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-does-job-growth-michigan-compare-other-states <p>Economic development leaders in Michigan like to talk about the number of manufacturing jobs created in the state in the last couple of years. But Michigan is not keeping up with the job growth of some other states as the nation recovers from the Great Recession.</p><p>It's Thursday, which means we talk to Daniel Howes, business columnist with the Detroit News.</p><p>Howes joined us today to discuss Michigan’s anemic job growth.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:18:48 +0000 Stateside Staff 13277 at http://michiganradio.org How does job growth in Michigan compare to other states? Stateside for Thursday, June 27th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-june-27th-2013 <p>We wrapped up our week-long look at energy in Michigan with a focus on wind. Is it really a viable energy source for our state?</p><p>And, we headed to Flint to find out how some residents are helping to shape their community through all different types of art.</p><p>Also, if you love the sound of pipe organs, head over to the Great Lakes Swell Organs festival happening in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek this weekend. We spoke with program director Brooks Grantier.</p><p>First on the show, economic development leaders in Michigan like to talk about the number of manufacturing jobs created in the state in the last couple of years. But Michigan is not keeping up with the job growth of some other states as the nation recovers from the Great Recession.</p><p>It's Thursday, which means we talk to Daniel Howes, a business columnist with the Detroit News.</p><p>Howes joined us today to discuss Michigan’s anemic job growth.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:02:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 13281 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, June 27th, 2013 Evaluating Michigan's anemic job growth http://michiganradio.org/post/evaluating-michigans-anemic-job-growth <p>The Snyder administration has maintained its "relentless positive action" to reinvent Michigan. Lansing&nbsp;restructured taxes to give businesses better than a billion dollar tax break to encourage job growth in Michigan, and Gov. Snyder approved the right to work law which proponents insist will bring jobs to Michigan.</p><p>There has been some growth in jobs, but it’s been kind of anemic.</p><p>Charles Ballard, a professor of economics at Michigan State University, and Rick Haglund, a freelance writer for Bridge Magazine, MLive, and a blogger at MichEconomy.com, joined us today to discuss the issue.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:03:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 13218 at http://michiganradio.org Evaluating Michigan's anemic job growth Young job seekers in Michigan might get lucky http://michiganradio.org/post/young-job-seekers-michigan-might-get-lucky <p></p><p>Every day, the workforce in Michigan is <a href="http://media.mlive.com/business_impact/other/1882_Older_Workers_2013.pdf">getting grayer</a>.</p><p>In 2001, the concentration of workers 55 and older was 12.1 percent. In 2011, that percentage jumped to 19.1 percent.</p><p>For decades experts have predicted the huge group of babyboomers would influence the economy as they aged, but what does that mean for Michigan employers?</p><p>Which industries have the highest concentrations of older workers and what does that mean for college students who want jobs after they graduate?</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Jacob Bisel, a senior economic analyst at the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, about what Michigan's workforce means for young job seekers and Michigan employers.</p><p><em>To hear the full interview, click the link above.</em> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:01:57 +0000 Stateside Staff 11759 at http://michiganradio.org Young job seekers in Michigan might get lucky Governor hopes to rely less on state incentives for future jobs http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-hopes-rely-less-state-incentives-future-jobs <p>Governor Rick Snyder was on hand to help celebrate as the Michigan Strategic Fund approved state-paid incentives to 14 new business projects.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The governor said lower taxes, fewer regulations, and a skilled workforce should make incentives less necessary in the future. But he said state assistance still has to be part of the mix.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:34:23 +0000 Rick Pluta 10921 at http://michiganradio.org Governor hopes to rely less on state incentives for future jobs Michigan unemployment rate drops for first time since April http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-unemployment-rate-drops-first-time-april <p>Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point in September, to 9.3 percent says a <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dtmb/LMI-OctoberRelease_401540_7.pdf">new report</a> released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management &amp; Budget (DTMB).</p><p>This marks the state’s first decline in the jobless rate since April.</p><p>Total employment increased by 11,000 in September and has risen by 58,000 over the course of the past year.</p><p>From the report:</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:59:18 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9504 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan unemployment rate drops for first time since April Motown film remake brings jobs to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/motown-film-remake-brings-jobs-michigan <p>A remake of the seventies Motown-inspired movie <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075249/">Sparkle</a> will be filmed in metro Detroit and employ 266 people. The state approved a three-million-dollar film incentive for the seven-million-dollar project. Sparkle tells the story of three&nbsp; sisters&rsquo; journey to musical fame during the height of the Motown era in Detroit.</p><p>Michelle Begnoche is with the <a href="http://www.michiganfilmoffice.org/Default.aspx">Michigan Film Office</a>. She says the film will stimulate Michigan&rsquo;s economy.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;This is a project that&rsquo;s focused really a lot on hiring Michigan workers for its crew so we will see the economic benefit from that &ndash; hiring our workforce &ndash; and then obviously it&rsquo;s something that we can use on the backend after it comes out to kind of help promote tourism in the Detroit area,&quot; Begnoche said.</p></blockquote><p>Producers hope to release Sparkle in 2014.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:24:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3355 at http://michiganradio.org Motown film remake brings jobs to Michigan