summer jobs http://michiganradio.org en Duggan's pitch to companies: Change a Detroit teen's life with a summer job http://michiganradio.org/post/duggans-pitch-companies-change-detroit-teens-life-summer-job <p>Helping Detroit teens get summer jobs could change their lives forever, and benefit whole communities.</p><p>That was Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s pitch for his new “TeenWork Initiative” at the Mackinac Island Policy Conference.</p><p>Duggan said too many Detroit teens feel like they’ve been “discarded” by society and the economy.</p><p>But he thinks that could change if they heard a different message.</p><p>“How powerful would it be if hundreds of companies came together and said, ‘We believe in you; we believe in your potential?” Duggan said.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:31:45 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17805 at http://michiganradio.org Duggan's pitch to companies: Change a Detroit teen's life with a summer job 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