UIA virtual appointments offer more accessibility for Michiganders
The Unemployment Insurance Agency has added a virtual appointment option for customers needing assistance with their claims, including a dedicated link for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing utilizing voice to text closed captioning.
GM shifting groups of salaried Michigan employees, aims to maintain benefits of remote work
This image provided by General Motors shows the GM Logo. (General Motors via AP)DETROIT – General Motors plans to move around groups of salaried workers in Michigan to “increase collaboration” among its teams, the automaker announced Thursday. GM stressed its global headquarters will remain at the RenCen and it’s an “important element” of the automaker’s future. We are seeking to maintain the benefits of remote work, while also ensuring our teams get the benefit of in-person collaboration,” reads a statement from GM on Thursday. It has been more than a year now since GM asked thousands of employees to work from home, if possible, when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic swept the globe.
Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over
Before the election, The Associated Press is examining some of his immigration policies, including restrictions on international students. Roughly 5.3 million students study outside their home countries, a number that’s more than doubled since 2001. The pandemic has only exacerbated things, including a short-lived Trump administration rule requiring international students to leave if their schools held online-only classes. The Trump administration has floated curtailing Optional Practical Training, a popular program allowing international students to work. NAFSA estimated that since 2016, the decline of new international students cost the U.S. nearly $12 billion and at least 65,000 jobs.
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.