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Industries lighten up for talent development

Manufacturers looking for the newest technologies in metals face a two-fold challenge: Maintaining a workforce schooled in the latest sciences while also developing a pipeline for...

ATLAS Center Report: Demand for Transportation Safety Workers in Michigan on the Rise, More Education and Training Required

(April 20, 2016)—DETROIT, Mich.— With approximately 564,500 workers in transportation-related occupations in Michigan, which comprise about 13 percent of the state’s total workforce,...

How companies find success by hiring long-term unemployed

As hiring strategies go, Magna International plans to continue taking advantage of initiatives with a proven track record. A few years ago the company — its Troy headquarters is one of...

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  • Region emerges from the recent recession. It identifies the region’s three strongest occupational growth sectors and the challenges and opportunities for talent development related to them. Learn More
  • A lot has changed since 2009. Our region is recovering. Yet many of the traditional sources of data have yet to catch up. If we base our decisions solely on this data, we might even be flat out wrong. Learn More
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Long-term unemployed present opportunity to address employers’ talent needs

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in February and March at 4.8 percent. Thus far, the unemployment rate in Michigan has remained below 5 percent in 2016....

MAGMA shifts focus to address new technologies, current automotive industry needs

Despite upheaval in the automotive industry that began to flame in 2007-08, technological innovation was still moving forward. In particular, the automotive industry and its supply...

Better access to data could help eliminate skills gap

Community colleges and Michigan Works! agencies (MWAs) in Michigan put great effort into determining which courses and training programs they will offer, and with good reason: A...

Communications is next ‘top’ technical skill

When was the last time you completed a job application? Did the posting mention communications skills? According to data from the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan...


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