Ann Arbor employment agency to host free virtual job fair
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, Express Employment Professional of Ann Arbor will hold a free virtual job fair. During the fair, job seekers will discuss their work history and job preferences with Express staff. AdThose interested can register for free through the Express Employment Professional of Ann Arbor website. A confirmation email with a link to the virtual job fair will be sent out before the event date, the staffing agency said. Locally owned, the Ann Arbor office said it has helped employed over 35,000 people find employment around Washtenaw County since 2014.
Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change
Express currently has ship from store capabilities at more than 330 locations and buy-online-pick-up-at-a-store service enacted at more than 275 stores. It plans to have buy online pick up at store service available at all locations by the end of the third quarter. Express has more than 500 retail and factory outlet stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Muji U.S.A Ltd., the U.S. entity of Japanese retailer Ryohin Keikaku Co., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CUP OF JOE: Since shelter-in-place orders began in the U.S. in mid-March, consumers have changed their morning coffee routine.
Express is closing 31 stores this month, including 2 in Michigan
DETROIT – Clothing retailer Express is planning to close 31 stores by the end of this month -- including two stores in Michigan. In addition to the 31 stores that will close this month, Express plans to close 100 locations in malls around the United States by 2022. The stores closing this month are in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. In Michigan, the stores closing are:Midland: Midland Mall, 6800 Eastman Ave.Okemos: Meridian Mall, 1982 W Grand River Ave. Dozens of large retailers have filed for bankruptcy protection in the last three years, including Sears, Gymboree, Claire’s, Nine West and Payless Shoe Source.