How one mainstream restaurant is helping women become the boss
In fact, about 22% of McDonald’s owner-operators in Michigan are women. Those women own a combined 133 restaurants, which accounts for 29% of the locally-owned McDonald’s restaurants in Michigan. According to Schulz-Rogers, McDonald’s is very flexible and has been a good career for her to have while also being a mother. Schulz-Rogers’ family has owned and operated McDonald’s for four generations, and owning her own restaurant was always a career goal for Schulz-Rogers. If you are interested in the job opportunities at McDonald’s click or tap here, or text “APPLY” to 36453.
From panic to plan: Metro Detroit man starts new business amid COVID pandemic
A Metro Detroit man created a new business to re-write his pandemic story and to put everyone’s favorite heroes at people’s fingertips. Marvin Allen, a long-time athlete and personal trainer, is showing that behind the brawn, there is a brain for survival. When coronavirus shut down his ability to work as a personal trainer, he said it was a scary time. He spoke with an attorney and started his business: Book Your Hero. “It’s a complete birthday experience where we take all the pressure of planning a child’s birthday party off of the parents.
Ann Arbor cybersecurity startup Blumira’s rapid growth continues with hiring push
ANN ARBOR – Local cybersecurity startup Blumira has plans to double its headcount in 2021. With a team of 25, Blumira plans to double its headcount by the end of the year with a focus on hiring additional leadership roles and growing its sales and engineering teams. Part of Blumira’s success over the past year is due to its adoption of SaaS applications and migration to the cloud. Most recently, he led product management at Duo Security, which was acquired by Cisco in 2018 for $2.35 billion. in computer science and was head of UX and engineering at Arbor Networks (acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015) prior to his role at Duo Security.
City of Ann Arbor to hire new chief financial officer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Have experience with financial leadership and looking for a new job? The City of Ann Arbor is looking to hire a new Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the City Administrator, the new CFO will be responsible for overseeing the Financial and Administrative Services Area for the City, which provides services through different offices and departments, according to the job ad. Additional duties of the CFO include being the primary financial advisor to the Ann Arbor City Council, leading a staff of around 35 employees, capital planning, rating agency relationships and develop the citywide $450 million budget. To learn more about the job or to apply, click here.
Value City Furniture hiring for Ann Arbor location opening in March
Applicants are asked to bring several copies of their resume to the hiring event on Dec. 18. ANN ARBOR – Value City Furniture will be taking over two former Loves Furniture locations in Metro Detroit and is doing a push this week to hire 65 new positions. Value City Furniture will be hosting a hiring event on Dec. 18 in Novi, Michigan to fill the positions, which include assistant manager, sales manager, warehouse and home furnishing consultant. This year, Value City Furniture has taken over six new locations across the state of Michigan, all of which were former ArtVan stores. According to an announcement, Value City Furniture is committed to hiring former ArtVan and Love’s employees.
Little Caesars looking to fill thousands of open positions
Attention job seekers: Little Caesars is looking to fill thousands of jobs at various levels within the company. Open positions include hourly crew members, assistant managers, managers and manager trainees. There are also openings for warehouse team members and drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). Little Caesars says it offers flexible hours, competitive wages and occasions for career advancement. For more information and to apply for open positions click here.
U-M pushes forward with anti-racism faculty hiring initiative on Ann Arbor campus
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan is seeking to hire at least 20 new tenure-track faculty members on its Ann Arbor campus with scholarly expertise in structural racism and racial inequality as part of a new three-year hiring initiative. Funding for the faculty hires, research and scholarships affiliated with the initiative will be provided by the Provost’s Office. Additionally, the Provost’s Office will partner with the Office of Research and the National Center for Institutional Diversity to organize and support research and education under the initiative. The U-M Biosciences Initiative, in conjunction with the hiring initiative, will be filling four tenure-track positions this year. A selection committee of faculty members will review proposals by deans and groups of faculty submitted in January and will make hires.
Zingerman’s Mail Order looking to fill seasonal positions
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Zingerman’s Mail Order, the online arm of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, is hiring. The company is looking for seasonal workers to fill 300 open positions at its warehouse. Base pay for the positions is $15.50 per hour and includes paid training, paid lunches, Zingerman’s discounts and discounted eye care at SEE. Work begins in October and will end around December 30th, 2020, according to the Zingerman’s jobs website. Available positions also include holiday kitchen staff, dishwashers and forklift operators.
Ann Arbor Fire Department hiring for fire recruit position
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ann Arbor Fire Department is looking to fill the open position of Fire Recruit. For the first time in 15 years, AAFD is hiring untrained applications to become firefighters and EMTs, according to a Facebook post. The Fire Recruit will attend fire academy and EMT classes; help with administrative and clerical duties; assist with safety education, community and recruitment events; and maintain departmental equipment, buildings and grounds, among other related duties. The position pays $18 per hour and comes with additional benefits including paid vacation time, sick days, a city matched 401(a) plan, tuition reimbursement and healthcare plans. Learn more about Fire Recruit duties, benefits and requirements here.
Create a social media presence that won’t embarrass you if hiring managers come looking for it, experts say
Even if you make a mistake, pulling the plug on your social media accounts is also a bad idea. READ: More Americans stepping away from social media during pandemic for sake of mental healthUmesh Ramakrishnan runs a company that does social media searches of job candidates and social media is the first place a potential employer goes to check you out. Try not to do that in the digital world. You might be thinking the answer is to shut down all of your social media accounts and stay off the grid. '”You have to create a social media presence that won’t embarrass you when someone comes looking.
Amazon looking to hire 100,000 workers across country, including in Metro Detroit
LIVONIA, Mich. – Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 workers across the country, including in Metro Detroit, for both full- and part-time positions. The Amazon fulfillment center in Livonia has seven stories of items waiting to be picked and shipped out to customers ordering online. The fulfillment center has a bit of a traffic jam on the aisles. Business and demand is so strong that the company is looking to hire 3,000 people across the state -- 2,000 in Metro Detroit. The company is in the process of opening four delivery centers, which is the next stop for packages put together at the fulfillment center.
Kroger stores to host hiring events across Michigan
The Kroger Co. of Michigan is looking to hire 1,000 people across the state. An in-person hiring event will take place between noon and 5 p.m. on August 4 at all Kroger stores. Candidates are asked to visit the service desk to leave their name and phone number, and then remain in their car until they are contacted by a hiring manager. The company is also planning a two-day virtual hiring event amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. MORE: Michigan News
Wallside Windows hosting outdoor job fair Thursday
Wallside Windows came up with an idea -- an in-person job fair, but at a safe distance. Thursdays job fair wont be held in a convention hall with lots of handshakes and close conversations, Wallside Windows is hosting its job fair outside. Following social-distancing guidelines, the job fair will take place at Wallside Windows factory in Taylor. The job fair runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the factory at 27000 Trolley Industrial Drive. You can find out more information and reserve a spot through the official Wallside Windows website here.
Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office announces new role, police reform, oversight changes
WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. A policing compliance commission and police reform discussions were among numerous changes announced Wednesday morning by the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office. At the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office, we recognize that success comes from a desire to be better every day. We are committed to being better every day, said Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton in a video. The topic areas include building trust, policy and oversight, community policing and crime reduction, training and officer wellness. WCSO Hiring CommitteeTo better its organization, WCSO is adding community members to the selection processes for hiring new employees.
Metro Detroit businesses struggle to find workers amid COVID-19 unemployment bonuses
DETROIT – Many businesses in Metro Detroit and around the state of Michigan are having a hard time finding workers since the coronavirus (COVID-19) unemployment bonuses don’t expire until the end of the month. Help wanted signs have been popping up all around town as businesses battle a lack of workers. “The economy can’t restart fully until employees are willing to return to work,” Block said. The shortage of workers should end after July, unless Congress decides to approve another stimulus. The state unemployment rate is at around 20% despite the many job availabilities.
Wallside Windows looking to hire 15 window assembly line workers next week in Taylor
TAYLOR, Mich. Wallside Windows is looking to hire 15 new workers next week its first ever outdoor hiring fair in Taylor. The company is hiring workers for its window assembly lines. Interviews will be conducted from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday (June 24) at 27000 Trolley Industrial Drive in Taylor. With all the talk now of people who are looking for jobs, there is work if youre looking for a company where you might spend the next 20 years of your career, said Wallside Windows plant manager Todd Murphy. Once a time is reserved, candidates will complete an online application, which will make the on-site interview process much more efficient.
A look at Michigan companies that are hiring as job numbers start to rise
DETROIT Help Me Hank found some Michigan companies that are hiring as job numbers start to turn around amid record unemployment caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs last month. Now, they thought the number would be a loss of 9 million jobs, and it was a gain of almost 3 million jobs. Local 4s Help Me Hank set out Friday to find companies that are hiring right now. You can watch the full Help Me Hank report in the video posted above.
Amazon says it is hiring 75,000, has hired 100,000 in past 4 weeks
Amazon said it has fulfilled a pledge to hire 100,000 employees globally during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Tuesday, Amazon said now it is creating another 75,000 jobs so it can better serve customers during the pandemic. Amazon also says it is investing in pay increases for employees. The company plans to spend more than $500 million to do so. “We also continue to invest in pay increases and previously expected to spend $350 million to increase wages during this unprecedented time -- we now expect that to be over $500 million.
Kroger holding hiring fair in Michigan today
Kroger is holding a job fair today in Michigan. If you’re interested, you need to apply online here. Then you should visit one of Kroger’s 120 Michigan stores. The hours of the job fair are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are not necessary, but you must apply online before showing up.