MDOT grant to create 2,200 new jobs in Detroit for road improvements near Hamtramck border
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a grant that will create 2,200 new jobs in Detroit as part of a plan to improve the road conditions near the Hamtramck border. MDOT’s state transportation economic development grant will help fund infrastructure improvements around General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, according to state officials. “General Motors appreciates the support from MDOT and the City of Detroit for these much-needed road improvements,” said Jim Quick, plant director at Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. Hamtramck Drive from East Grand Boulevard north to the Detroit city limit. The TEDF Category A share of the project is $6,000,000, with the city of Detroit providing $5,686,313 in matching funds.
Amazon prepares to set up shop at Detroit’s old State Fairgrounds site
DETROIT – The old Michigan State Fairgrounds is undergoing a quick transition tonight. It’s moving from decaying buildings to the state’s largest Amazon facility. They’re moving dirt and getting ready for a massive Amazon facility that’s exceeding original promises. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says Amazon and its $400 million development is about to change the neighborhood for the better. Duggan says Amazon has increased the number of jobs it will offer from 1,200 to 2,000.
Job posting: Regional director for COVID testing wanted in Detroit
LTS has posted the following job for the Detroit region:Regional Director - COVID Testing Site Michigan (Detroit area)Travel Required -80%This is a 6 month position. LTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. Supervisory Responsibilities:Works closely with scheduler, facilities team, Site Manager and Executive teamManage vendors and team members as needed for set up of static testing sitesWill manage multiple teams and projects simultaneouslyQualifications:3-5 years Project Management experience requiredExperience with managing multiple teams and projects simultaneouslyExceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and move forward multiple projects simultaneouslyExcellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to lead nuanced communication with vendors as well as state and local government officialsDemonstrated ability to execute key purchasing, personnel, and operations decisions autonomously and in communication with Executive TeamStrong Microsoft office, Teams skills a plusAbility to travel to multiple COVId-19 testing sites (-80% travel required)Operational background would be a plusDuties/Responsibilities:
Salvation Army looking to fill open positions in Metro Detroit
DETROIT As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unemployment up significantly in the past several months, The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center is currently looking to fill a variety of full and part-time positions at various locations throughout Metro Detroit. Here are the positions that are available at Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores:Dock WorkersDonation AttendantsLead Store AssociatesManagers-in-TrainingProduction AssociatesProduction SupervisorsSales AssociatesTruck DriversIf hired, all employees are subject to safety precautions with routine temperature taking, social distancing and face coverings which ensure the health and safety of all those who enter the Family Thrift Stores. The Salvation Army ARC offers a competitive benefit package for full time employees including health, vision and dental insurance; 403(B) and pension plans as well as paid time off. Individuals interested in retail management positions are encouraged to apply with 2-5 years of supervisory experience, while truck-driving candidates need a valid chauffeurs license and DOT card to apply. Those interested in applying to any of the listed positions for The Salvation Army Thrift Stores should submit their application online at www.careers-uscsalvationarmy.icims.com.
Detroit-based company is offering skilled-trades labor training
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. DETROIT, Mich. Detroit-based LIFT is offering CNC Operations Technician and Welding Operations Technician programs starting July 6 to both men and women over the age of 18, or under 16 if working toward a diploma. No experience is required. Participants will walk away in less than two months later certified, and tuition assistance is available. To register for either hands-on educational programs, community members should visit lift.technology/learninglab/.