Proposed change would take local control away from Michigan Works! offices: Share your opinion
The proposed Wagner-Peyser Act change means the federal government wants to change how certain workforce development agencies are funded, taking local control away and consolidating that control at the state level.
Nurses needed: Beaumont offering signing bonus amid staff shortage
Visit any floor in any hospital, and most of them are going to look like controlled chaos, a constant hustle and bustle of staff and patients.And those keeping that chaos under control are the nurses -- but they’re in low supply these days.
Michigan governor’s workgroup lays groundwork for return-to-office plan
On Tuesday, a group of business and health leaders laid the groundwork to answer that very question. Right now the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration order keeping offices largely closed expires in the middle of April. Many Michigan business groups, including chambers of commerce, want employees back in the office. Whether an employee is required to do so to create that policy by making a determination if an employee’s work can feasibly be completed remotely. AdVIEW: Tracking Michigan COVID-19 vaccine doses 💉VIEW: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools
Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Increased restrictions are working, cases trending down for 22 days
DETROIT – Speaking at a press conference Tuesday Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer noted that statewide COVID restrictions are working and the numbers prove it. But that serves as little comfort to the thousands of Michigan restaurant workers desperate to get back on the job. Whitmer believes the state’s stricter COVID-19 rules, which were extended into next week, are successfully slowing the spread of the virus. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 442,715 as of Tuesday, including 10,935 deaths, state officials report.
EU pushes for ‘right to disconnect’ from work at home
BRUSSELS – European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of a “right to disconnect” from the internet and email, with around one third of people now working from home across the 27-nation bloc due in large part to coronavirus restrictions. “The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and we must update our rules to catch up with the new reality,” said Maltese Socialist lawmaker Alex Agius Saliba, who led work on the resolution. The resolution, which is non-binding, was passed by 31 votes to 6 against, with 18 abstentions in the European Parliament’s Employment Committee. It must still have to be rubber stamped by the full house, then submitted to the commission and national EU governments for possible endorsement. They say home workers should be able to disconnect without facing repercussions from their employers.
‘Back To Michigan’ virtual job fair to focus on Detroit, Flint today
DETROIT – A week of “Back to Michigan” virtual job fairs continues with the focus on openings in Detroit and Flint. The event runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. this afternoon. It is targeted at people living outside of Michigan, those who recently relocated and those who live in Metro Detroit and are seeking employment. There are openings in IT, engineering, finance, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, art and design, professional services, government, hospitality and more. In order to participate you must register by clicking here.
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.
Voices of a Nation: Why so many women are leaving the workforce
DETROIT – The pandemic-induced recession has been referred to as a “she-cession” because it appears to be affecting women more than men. It goes on to say about one in every nine Black women and Latinas remain unemployed. Jenkin’s business, Love Travels Imports, benefited from the fund. Cassin revealed among the pool of entrepreneurs Michigan Women Forward works with, as many as 40 percent might not start back up again. Both Jenkins and Michigan Woman Forward said one way everyone can help support these businesses is to buy from them.
Three-day virtual job fair gets underway Thursday morning
Bloomfield Township based Job Fair Giant is hosting a virtual job fair over the next three days. It will run from 9 a.m. to Noon & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and then from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Positions will be available in engineering, IT, skilled trades, data entry, general labor and nursing to name a few. To find out more about the virtual job fair and to register click here.
Virtual learning hacks: Parents share tips for learning remotely
We caught up with parents who have their hands full with work and school -- both from home. They have been working to prepare for this challenging time and have come up with some hacks you might want to see. Watch the videos to learn more.
Can you get rid of wrinkles in your clothing with this?
You might be getting ready for work or an event and you go to iron your outfit and BOOM! The iron doesnt work! Kila Peeples heard of a way to possibly smooth out the wrinkles in clothing when you dont have access to an iron. Does it work? Watch the video above to see if this Try It Out Tuesday was a winner or a fail!
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.
Mother killed while waiting to pick daughter up from work in Warren, police say
Mother killed while waiting to pick daughter up from work in Warren, police sayPublished: March 9, 2020, 5:44 pmWarren police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a mother who was waiting in the parking lot of a Warren store to pick her daughter up from work.