In Hinsdale District 86, alleged ‘equity shaming’ fuels petition calling for superintendent’s removal
The latest effort from some Hinsdale High School District 86 parents and community members pushing for the resignation of Superintendent Tammy Prentiss is a petition with close to 1,000 signatures calling for her removal.chicagotribune.com
Watch Live: Attorneys and family of Amir Locke, Black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police, hold press conference
"Like the case of Breonna Taylor, the tragic killing of Amir Locke shows a pattern of no-knock warrants having deadly consequences for Black Americans," said attorney Ben Crump.cbsnews.com
COVID-19 pandemic worsens hiring woes at Illinois schools, with 88% of districts reporting teacher shortages in new survey
Nearly 90% of Illinois school districts statewide are struggling with an alarming teacher shortage that has reached a crisis level during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials with an organization of regional superintendents said Tuesday.chicagotribune.com
Reflecting on the historical significance of the attack on the Capitol
CBS News chief political analyst John Dickerson and CBS News political contributor Joel Payne join "CBS Mornings" to discuss the historical significance of January 6, 2021 and how the events of that day will impact our democratic process going forward.news.yahoo.com
Conspiracy theories persist one year after January 6 Capitol attack
Despite millions of Americans watching the events of January 6 unfold on their TV screens, there have been several conspiracy theories and attempts to rewrite the story of that day a year later. Stephen Hayes, co-founder, CEO and editor of The Dispatch, joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Preview: “Indivisible - Healing Hate”
Paramount+ will exclusively premiere “Indivisible - Healing Hate,” a gripping six-part documentary narrated by Mandy Patinkin that traces the origins of anti-government extremism and how it built on a deadly series of historical events over decades to culminate in the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.news.yahoo.com
“I hope your family dies”: Lawmakers worry for their safety as threats surge
One year after January 6, the Capitol Police say threats to lawmakers are at an all-time high. The surge has forced the department to remake itself so it can better track down the perpetrators. Kris Van Cleave reports.news.yahoo.com
Rules are rules: Australian PM backs cancellation of Djokovic's visa
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the same rules apply to all travellers and that Novak Djokovic couldn't provide evidence to support why he should be granted exemptions from vaccine mandates on international arrivals. Australia said Thursday it had cancelled the entry visa of Djokovic, opening the way to his detention and removal in a dramatic reversal for the tennis world number one.news.yahoo.com
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations break records in U.S.
The U.S. is setting new records of daily coronavirus infections with nearly 3.9 million confirmed cases in the past seven days. CBS news correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports on the recent COVID-19 surge nationwide and CBS Chicago's Charlie De Mar has the latest on classes being canceled at Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday. Then, Dr. Sujan Gogu, a family medicine, sports and pain medicine physician, joins Lana Zak on CBSN with the analysis.news.yahoo.com
Police: Gunman in grocery store shooting lost job that day
Law enforcement officials on Monday said the gunman who killed one person and wounded 14 others at a Tennessee supermarket before killing himself had been asked to leave his job at the grocery store earlier that day. “He was a third-party vendor working inside Kroger and was asked to leave his job the morning of Thursday, September 23, 2021,” the release said. “The police department is processing evidence to include electronic evidence, as well as the crime scene vehicles, and interviewing other potential witnesses.”news.yahoo.com
Washtenaw Community College hosting virtual spring career fair in April
ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw Community College Career Transitions department will be holding its annual Spring Career Fair virtually on April 9. Ad“The spring virtual career fair will help to connect the two together. With the career fair being held in a virtual environment, students, alumni and community members can join us from the safety of their homes. We are excited about that.”The Spring Career Fair is one of several events the WCC Career Transitions departments hosts each year, which include a fall job fair and events tailored to those in the business, health care and advanced manufacturing fields. For more information about Washtenaw Community College, visit www.wccnet.edu.
U-M Campus Farm hiring for two positions in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – Are you a University of Michigan student and passionate about farming? The University of Michigan Campus Farm is currently hiring two part time student manager positions to start in January 2021. The Campus Farm was founded in 2013 as a spinoff of a a sustainable food student group at U-M. The Campus Farm is at 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. To learn more about the Campus Farm, visit its website.
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.
Wayne county to host department of public services job fair
ROMULUS The Wayne County Department of Public Services is set to hold a job fair on Wednesday September 9th. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the countys central maintenance yard (29900 Goddard Extension) in Romulus. Open positions include: Public service maintenance workers, equipment repair specialists, project supervisors, electricians and engineers. If you plan to attend face coverings must be worn and social distancing protocols will be in place. Call (313) 224-5572 or (313) 202-7187.
Job searching tips during the COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT As Oakland Community College prepares to have their virtual commencement next month, the staff is helping these soon-to-be graduates learn how to interview for a job in a pandemic. While these tips are helpful for people just entering the workforce, they could be helpful for everyone else who might be shifting jobs right now. Theres a question that is asked, and you are then putting together an answer, you have like 10-15 seconds to put your thoughts together and then answer the question, DuHame-Schmidt said. Some of the things that you can do just to make things better is check out your bathroom, DuHame-Schmidt said. Make sure that you are dressed for the interview, DuHame-Schmidt said.
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:
Q&A: Michigan unemployment agency answers questions about issues applying for benefits
Unemployment benefits are reduced based upon your earnings you receive when working part-time. Can I get unemployment benefits? I have a previous claim for benefits starting before 3/15/20, do I get more weeks of benefits on this claim? With these additional benefits, individuals may be eligible for up 39 weeks of benefits. If you have lost your job due to COVID-19, visit Michigan.gov/uia for more information and to apply for unemployment benefits online.
Michigan unemployment agency offers guidance on best times to certify benefits
The Michigan Unemployment Agency is offering some guidance to residents who need to certify their benefits every two weeks. Under federal law, unemployed workers must certify that they are still unemployed two weeks after their initial claim is approved and every two weeks after. “Workers who need to certify their claims should avoid doing so on Monday and instead certify later in the week during off-peak hours,” said UIA Director Steve Gray. · Last names beginning with letters A-L: file claims on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays. · Last names beginning with letters M-Z: file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.
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.
Michigan unemployment: Self-employed, 1099-contractors, gig workers can apply today
Michigan will open applications for unemployment benefits for self-employed, contractors and gig workers on Monday, April 13. Newly eligible workers who have been previously denied benefitsSelf-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers who have previously applied for unemployment benefits and have been denied should login to their MiWAM account to complete the next steps for PUA federal benefits. All newly eligible workers will need to provide proof of income to receive the maximum amount they are entitled. $600 federal payments for newly eligible workersEligible self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors, and low-wage workers will begin receiving their state benefit amount (paid with federal funds) and the $600 federal payment as early as April 20. All eligible workers will receive benefitsThe UIA assures every eligible worker in Michigan who applies for unemployment benefits that they will receive them.
Michigan unemployment help and resources -- updated list
Under the CARES Act, individuals who are not already eligible for Michigan’s unemployment programs will now be provided a set amount of $600 a week for up to four months on top of the state benefit. These newly eligible individuals include self-employed workers, independent contractors, low-wage workers and those with a limited work history. This applies to workers already in the unemployment system and eligible employees about to apply. These workers do not need to reapply and those about to apply do not need to take additional steps and should file as usual. They will be notified by the agency with any additional action that may need to be taken.
Michigan unemployment online system appears to be back up
The Michigan unemployment online sytem was down temporarily on Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity tweeted at 11:26 a.m.:“At this time, the MiWAM online unemployment system is not available. At this time, the MiWAM online unemployment system is not available. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (@MichiganLEO) March 31, 2020Users were being met by this error message when trying to log into the system:A screenshot of the Michigan unemployment site login page at 12:37 p.m. March 31, 2020. If the site is working -- and perhaps even if it is not -- filing for unemployment online is the fastest way to do it.
State: Filing online is fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits
If you want to apply for unemployment in Michigan during this coronavirus crisis, click here to do so online or call 866-500-0017. File for unemployment online here. Or call 866-500-0017Filing online is fastest, state saysMichigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) said due to the tremendous call volume, certain callers may receive a busy signal. The UIA is urging people to apply online. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.
Changes coming to the way unemployment is filed
Local 4 has heard from many who are furious the phones are always busy and filing online is too slow. RELATED: State: Filing online is fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefitsNow the Unemployment Insurance Agency has been working overtime themselves to fix the problem. If you want to apply for unemployment in Michigan during this coronavirus crisis, click here to do so online or call 866-500-0017. File for unemployment online here. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits.
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.
Uniquely Detroit: Instagram photography in the city
And I feel pretty lucky to be able to do it in Detroit. Almost anywhere you look in the city, you'll find something that attracts the eye: inspiring architecture, unique street art, historical markers, and people. It's the people who really separate Detroit from the rest of the parts of the world who share the same creative scenery. The photographers in the city I have met are both creative and talented. They share a collective respect for the city that is really energizing -- and they share it publicly on Instagram.