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Michigan WORKS! is recruiting for new jobs at Hark Orchids!

Posted May 28, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Kalamazoo, MI – Michigan WORKS! is recruiting applicants for new jobs.  The position is for Propagation Laboratory Production Associates at Hark Orchids.  Hark Orchids is a German firm that announced their company’s expansion in Kalamazoo early October of 2012. In their first year of business they will be hiring 50 employees. The position of Propagation […]

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Proos: March 24-30 is STEM Awareness Week

Posted March 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – The Michigan Senate recently adopted a resolution proclaiming March 24-30 as Michigan STEM Awareness Week, said Sen. John Proos, co-sponsor of the resolution. “Every Southwest Michigan student deserves an education that prepares them for a successful career, and for many children that means a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math,” said […]

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Extended hours at Three Rivers Michigan WORKS! Service Center to accommodate customers applying for jobs at American Axle & Manufacturing plant in Three Rivers

Posted February 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Michigan WORKS! is currently conducting assessments at the Three Rivers Michigan WORKS! Service Center to accommodate customers applying for the over 500 job openings at the American Axle & Manufacturing  plant in Three Rivers Plant that were announced last week. Assessments are currently being scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., […]

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Snyder applauds 1,500 new GM jobs coming to Warren

Posted October 9, 2012 by Bruce Snook

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder Monday (October 8th) praised General Motors’ decision to locate its new Innovation Center project in Warren, saying the auto manufacturer is demonstrating once again that Michigan is where the world looks for automotive leadership. “GM’s impressive recent growth can only be enhanced by the new Innovation Center going into […]

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Cass County economy and economic development activity highlighted during presentation in Edwardsburg

Posted June 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Cass County’s economy and its economic development efforts were in the spotlight during a meeting last week in Edwardsburg. To access John Eby’s story on the subject in the Dowagiac Daily News, click on the following link:  Cass jobs picture ‘code red’

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WMU involved in statewide initiative to use higher education resources to create jobs

Posted March 25, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Western Michigan University is involved in a statewide initiative designed to put higher education resources to work to create jobs. A new staff member who will work with area businesses and a new website to serve the business community are aspects of the initiative. For more on the story from Cheryl Roland and WMU News, […]

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SNOOK’S NOOK BLOG: Reinvention

Posted February 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

My Sunday evening reading on the Internet led me to TWO related articles in The Christian Science Monitor, both on the subject of “reinvention” and linked to the challenging economic times in which we live.  As someone who is engaged in a bit of my own “reinvention” with the River Country Journal, I found both […]

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SNOOK’S NOOK BLOG: ‘Indie capitalism’

Posted December 9, 2011 by Bruce Snook

‘Indie capitalism’ is the topic explored by Bruce Nussbaum in a recent Fast Company article.  Nussbaum, the former assistant managing editor of Business Week, “blogs, tweets and writes on innovation, design thinking and creativity.” Nussbaum says, “This new form of capitalism is not just about conventional startups and technology and venture capitalists. If you add […]

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Over 200 new jobs possible at American Axle & Manufacturing plant in Three Rivers

Posted November 30, 2011 by Bruce Snook

More than 200 new jobs are possible at the American Axle & Manufacturing plant in Three Rivers if a new product line is implemented as planned. That potential is at the heart of a story by Rick Cordes in Wednesday’s (November 30th) edition of the Three Rivers Commercial-News. For an abbreviated online version of the […]

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Transportation economic development grants to help bring 400 new jobs to Cass and Oceana counties

Posted October 19, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced the awarding of state transportation economic development grants that will help two manufacturing companies expand into west and southwest Michigan and bring 400 new jobs to the state. Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category A grants totaling $2,752,000 will leverage more than $23,000,000 in private investment at […]

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Meijer to hire for upcoming holiday shopping season

Posted October 7, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Grand Rapids-based Meijer, Inc. has announced plans for add hundreds of employees throughout the Midwest as it prepares for the upcoming holiday shopping season. For further information from three media sources, click on the links below for stories from the Detroit Free Press, Dowagiac Daily News and UpNorthLive.com: Meijer plans to hire hundreds of employees […]

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MEDC: Michigan utilities seek new generation of line workers

Posted September 6, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) reports that Michigan utilities are seeking a new generation of line workers. A news release from the MEDC says “Michigan’s electric companies and utilities across the nation are facing a wave of retirements as the baby boom generation of utility workers leaves the industry. Michigan companies will need to […]

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SNOOK’S NOOK BLOG: Perspectives on jobs, work and the economy

Posted September 4, 2011 by Bruce Snook

The Labor Day holiday is an appropriate time to focus on jobs, work and the economy.  This year, these topics seem especially daunting in view of the latest reports that show the U.S. economy essentially stuck in neutral.  At the same time, there doesn’t seem to be any definitive answer – or answers – to […]

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Upton discusses deficit reduction, jobs

Posted August 26, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Congressman Fred Upton was appointed recently to serve on the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, a bipartisan, bicameral panel charged with finding at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade.  The St. Joseph Republican discussed the committee, spending and job creation during a Friday morning (August 26th) interview on WWMT […]

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Upton highlights cutting-edge vehicle technologies and jobs at Eaton

Posted June 7, 2011 by Bruce Snook

GALESBURG, MI – Monday afternoon (June 6th), Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) visited Eaton Corp’s Vehicle Group in Galesburg for an update on the division’s developments in revolutionary vehicle technologies as well as to discuss the impact of federal policies on local job growth and innovation.  Upton has been a strong supporter of Eaton, having […]

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Local employer to lawmakers: Thanks for new jobs

Posted May 20, 2011 by Bruce Snook

State Reps. Margaret O’Brien and Aric Nesbitt Thursday (May 19th) received the gratitude of a Kalamazoo-based business in light of their recent support for bold tax reforms designed to foster job creation statewide. Though not yet signed into law by Gov. Snyder, the new tax reforms are poised to allow job providers much-needed room to […]

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House Dems: GOP’s ‘tax attack’ hurts seniors, middle-class families

Posted April 28, 2011 by Bruce Snook

LANSING – House Democrats Thursday (April 28th) slammed their Republican colleagues for approving a plan that shifts the tax burden to seniors and working families and takes hundreds of millions of dollars away from our children’s education – all to pay for an 82 percent tax break for corporations that comes with absolutely no guarantee […]

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House continues steps to make Michigan more jobs friendly

Posted April 28, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – The Michigan House Thursday (April 28th) approved legislation to simplify the state’s tax structure to increase competitiveness in attracting job providers. “Michigan needs to grow out of this jobs deficit,” said House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall.  “To help job seekers we need to make Michigan a more competitive place to provide a job. […]

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DNR hiring now for summer positions at state parks, recreation areas, boating facilities and visitor centers

Posted March 9, 2011 by Bruce Snook

More than 1,200 workers will be hired for summer jobs by the Department of Natural Resources in state parks, state recreation areas, boating facilities and visitor centers. Applications are being accepted now for positions such as greeting park visitors at the contact booth, selling Recreation Passport entrance permits, and performing operations and maintenance work such […]

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Lawmakers demand action to create jobs, fight for ‘Hire Michigan First’

Posted February 7, 2011 by Bruce Snook

Calling for state leaders to back up their bipartisan talk with action, House Democratic lawmakers have announced they will reintroduce the Hire Michigan First plan, an aggressive job-creation package that will put Michigan workers back on the job now by making sure they are first in line for the jobs their tax dollars create. The […]

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