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The business case for hiring veterans

By James Mitchell Most everyone agrees that the men and women who have served their nation are more than deserving of employment opportunities, but workforce and military experts said...

Downsized military leaves defense contractors in need of diversification

In an era of a resurging employment outlook, one area experiencing at times dramatic job losses could harm national security if not properly addressed. Workforce experts said that...

‘Sandbox’ solutions rolled out for military, corporate cyber-security

By James Mitchell Southeast Michigan had once been known as the country’s “Arsenal of Democracy,” a manufacturing center that supported a nation’s soldiers. Workforce and defense...

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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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Why are retail, hospitality workers struggling to find jobs in SE Michigan?

Lisa Katz| Crain’s Detroit Blog In 2014, more than 72,000 postings went up online in the retail and hospitality industry across Southeast Michigan. This industry encompasses all...

Pathways to the middle class: Middle-skills Part 3

Lisa Katz| Crain’s Detroit Blog Middle-skill jobs are called middle-skill for a reason. They are often considered the midpoint along a career pathway that starts with an...

Health care occupations dominate top middle-skill jobs in SE Michigan

Lisa Katz| Crain’s Detroit Blog Why training and education matter: Part II It is increasingly clear that middle-skill jobs are critical for Detroit’s economic growth and for job...

Wages over $15 per hour? Post secondary education is a must

Lisa Katz| Crain’s Detroit Blog This is the first in a two-part series. What does a worker need to be competitive in the job market in the New Year? It turns out that education is...


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