job placement http://michiganradio.org en How Detroit Manufacturing Systems hired hundreds of workers in the city http://michiganradio.org/post/how-detroit-manufacturing-systems-hired-hundreds-workers-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit's unemployment is high, really high. It's nearly 18%. That’s almost double the Michigan rate of unemployment and Michigan is among the worst in the nation.</span></p><p>So, when a manufacturer hires hundreds of Detroit residents, it gets attention.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:02:33 +0000 Lester Graham 16284 at http://michiganradio.org How Detroit Manufacturing Systems hired hundreds of workers in the city Job training in the kitchen for at-risk youth http://michiganradio.org/post/job-training-kitchen-risk-youth <p><em>Every week on What&rsquo;s Working, we take a look at people and organizations that are changing lives in Michigan for the better.</em></p><p>Food Gatherers, a Southeast Michigan food bank, offers a job training program for youth ages 17 to 24.</p><p>Some participants are currently managing a mental illness, others have children or are primary caregivers for younger siblings&mdash;all are at risk for homelessness.</p><p>Christina Shockley, host of Michigan Radio&rsquo;s Morning Edition, speaks with Mary Schlitt, director of development for Food Gatherers.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:00:35 +0000 What's Working & Christina Shockley 4591 at http://michiganradio.org Job training in the kitchen for at-risk youth Former students sue Cooley Law School for misrepresentation http://michiganradio.org/post/former-students-sue-cooley-law-school-misrepresentation <p>The legal battle between Lansing-based law and some of its former students has deepened. <a href="http://www.cooley.edu/">Cooley Law School</a> has been sued by four of its former students for claiming false job placement statistics. They say Cooley is misrepresenting data to improve the school&rsquo;s image and get more students. Cooley sued the law firm representing the students last month for defamation. <a href="http://www.kurzonstrauss.com/">Kurzon Strauss</a> law firm in New York had several online advertisements looking for information about Cooley and other law schools misrepresenting job placement numbers.</p><p>Jesse Strauss is a lawyer at Kurzon Strauss. He says their posts requesting information about Cooley were not defamatory.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We regard the Thomas Cooley suit as a pure intimidation tactic &ndash; to sort of make us go away and stuff our investigation,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;The whole suit is about our investigation. The postings that they point out were made when this firm was seriously contemplating litigation against them. We believe they are well aware of that.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>James Thelen is an associate dean at Cooley. He says in an email that the students&rsquo; allegations are &ldquo;completely baseless.&rdquo;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We will vigorously defend this lawsuit and continue to pursue the defamation and other legal claims we filed against the Kurzon Strauss firm last month,&quot; Thelen said.</p></blockquote><p>A similar lawsuit has been filed against New York Law School by three former students with Kurzon Strauss.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter &ndash; Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:21:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3692 at http://michiganradio.org Former students sue Cooley Law School for misrepresentation