job training 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 Stabenow plan aims to expand Michigan jobs training program http://michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-plan-aims-expand-michigan-jobs-training-program <p>Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow wants to take a Michigan workforce training program nationwide.<br><br>The Michigan New Jobs Training Program (MNTJ) is a partnership between Michigan businesses and community colleges. Through the program, community colleges front the money for workers to go to school. Once workers are employed, their state income taxes pay the college back.</p><p>Stabenow says federal money means the&nbsp;community colleges will get paid back much faster. She says it will also double the number of workers and businesses in the program.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:55:31 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14245 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow plan aims to expand Michigan jobs training program Stabenow unveils high-skilled job training plan http://michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-unveils-high-skilled-job-training-plan-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow has unveiled a plan in suburban Detroit designed to boost states' high-skilled job-training programs.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Michigan Democrat said Tuesday that the New Skills for New Jobs Act would build on efforts in Michigan and several other states that are helping community colleges work with local businesses to provide worker training.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Stabenow's bill would provide a federal match equal to the state training reimbursement from efforts such as the Michigan New Jobs Training Program. The plan would repay community colleges for the training more quickly and aims to increase the number of eligible companies and workers.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Businesses have said that they are having trouble finding qualified workers for many skilled jobs.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">She shared details of the proposal at Oakland Community College's Advanced Technology Center in Auburn Hills.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:13:20 +0000 The Associated Press 14240 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow unveils high-skilled job training plan Michigan's unemployment rate dipped in February http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-unemployment-rate-dipped-february <p>Michigan’s employment picture brightened a bit in February.</p><p></p><p>The Michigan Department of Technology, Management &amp; Budget says the state’s jobless rate dipped slightly in February, down one tenth of one percent, to 8.8%.&nbsp;&nbsp; Michigan's unemployment rate has been declining since last August.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In real numbers, total employment increased by 15,000 jobs over the month while the number of unemployed declined slightly by 3,000.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:56:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11900 at http://michiganradio.org Help wanted: Michigan agriculture can't fill jobs http://michiganradio.org/post/help-wanted-michigan-agriculture-cant-fill-jobs <p></p><p>It seems like agriculture in Michigan just can't catch a break. First the drought, now a growing labor shortage.</p><p>The industry is desperately seeking highly skilled workers with 4 year degrees. Think supply chain managers or grain market analysts.&nbsp;But these days, not enough college students are going into agriculture.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:03:51 +0000 Kate Wells 8738 at http://michiganradio.org Help wanted: Michigan agriculture can't fill jobs