hiring http://michiganradio.org en Report: Michigan's food and beverage businesses are hiring http://michiganradio.org/post/report-michigans-food-and-beverage-businesses-are-hiring <p>A new study says the &ldquo;Help Wanted&rdquo; sign is out at Michigan&rsquo;s food and beverage businesses.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.restaurant.org/pressroom/pressrelease/?ID=2285">National Restaurant Association</a> predicts food and beverage businesses will hire nearly a half million summer workers this year, the highest since 1993.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The association says more than 20 thousand of those jobs will be in Michigan. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:50:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7771 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Michigan's food and beverage businesses are hiring Mixed economic messages: It's all about perspective http://michiganradio.org/post/mixed-economic-messages-its-all-about-perspective <p>If the constant stream of what seems like contradictory economic news leaves you feeling confused, join the club.</p><p>Headline No. 1: &ldquo;Midwest economy slows.&rdquo;</p><p>No. 2: &ldquo;Michigan surpasses 48 states in growth.&rdquo;</p><p>And No. 3: &ldquo;Michigan has fourth-highest number of layoffs.&rdquo;</p><p>These are all true stories about the third quarter.</p><p>Bob Tomarelli is an analyst with IHS. He says the stories just reflect different aspects of the economy.</p><p>&ldquo;It is doing better,&quot; Tomarelli says. &quot;It is recovering at a decent pace, a very quick pace. But things are still not great because it was hit so very hard.&rdquo;</p><p>Tomarelli says most of the 100,000 jobs added in the third quarter were in professional business services and manufacturing. But he says that boost is probably temporary.</p><p>So while they are getting a nice short-term burst that&rsquo;s adding to payrolls and creating some jobs, or at least bringing some jobs back, it is not expected to keep up at that pace, and in the long run is actually expected to decline.&rdquo;</p><p>Most of Michigan&rsquo;s 29,000 layoffs were in government and financial sectors. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:00:29 +0000 Rina Miller 4815 at http://michiganradio.org Mixed economic messages: It's all about perspective