jobs

Lawmakers at the state Capitol will start looking at bills to take certain crimes off criminal records. A committee hearing on a package of bills is scheduled for Tuesday.

Unemployment rates fall across the state

Jun 7, 2019
Creative Commons

Unemployment rates are falling in all regions of the state, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

Between March and April of this year, unemployment in the Northwest Lower Michigan region dropped 20.9 percent. 

Bill O'Brien with the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce says drops in unemployment rates aren't new — but they create unique complications for the local economy. 

Whether you're a 65-year-old senior VP whose job has been eliminated or a 22-year-old with a freshly minted degree, trying to land a job is scary stuff.

Michigan native Matt Durfee has recruited for some of the biggest companies in the nation, and he has lost his job and had to navigate his way to a new position – not once, but several times.

Which Way to Paradise: Texas or bust

Sep 16, 2015
Aaron Selbig

Lots of retirees and even millennials are moving Up North. But people in their thirties and forties are moving away.

The Daniels family fits the trend. Amber Daniels and her husband, Ken, are from Traverse City. They grew up here and still have lots of family here. When Ken got out of the Navy ten years ago, they came home to raise their own family.

    

A struggle to make ends meet

What will it take to get Michiganders into good jobs?

The Center for Michigan has spent the last year asking questions of more than 5,000 Michiganders for its "Getting to Work" public engagement campaign.

This is the sixth such public engagement campaign conducted by the non-profit and nonpartisan Center for Michigan.