employers http://michiganradio.org en It’s the biggest bar night of the year – wouldn’t you love to move back to Michigan? http://michiganradio.org/post/it-s-biggest-bar-night-year-wouldn-t-you-love-move-back-michigan <p>Tonight is the biggest bar night of the year, with many people visiting family and friends back home in Michigan. It’s a crowd employers in West Michigan are trying to reach. So they’re getting creative with their tactics.</p><p>Cindy Brown is executive director of Hello West Michigan. It’s a group made up of more than 40 businesses is trying to lure professionals back to the state.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 15443 at http://michiganradio.org It’s the biggest bar night of the year – wouldn’t you love to move back to Michigan? There's a new push for a higher minimum wage in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/theres-new-push-higher-minimum-wage-michigan <p>Several groups are calling for an increase in the Michigan minimum wage to ten dollars an hour.</p><p></p><p>The current rate in Michigan is $7.40 an hour. That's higher than the national minimum wage. &nbsp;Michigan is among more than a dozen states with minimum wage rates higher than the federal benchmark.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Danielle Atkinson is with ‘Mothering Justice’, one of the groups calling on state lawmakers to increase Michigan’s minimum wage.</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:08:23 +0000 Steve Carmody 13684 at http://michiganradio.org There's a new push for a higher minimum wage in Michigan