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Monthly Unemployment Rate Declines

Apr 21, 2017

According to numbers released this week by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.1%.  During the month, total employment increased by 17,000 and the number of unemployed declined by 11,000.  The March 2017 rate is two-tenths of a percentage […]

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Democratic Caucuses Announce Unemployment Insurance Agency Proposal

Feb 17, 2017

This week the House and Senate Democratic caucuses announced a proposal reforming the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) and restoring dollars paid by claimants after being wrongfully accused of unemployment fraud.  Their proposal follows a finding that the UIA made tens of thousands of false accusations of unemployment fraud.  The plan would reimburse the costs […]

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Senate Majority Leader Introduces Repeal of Prevailing Wage

Jan 20, 2017

This week, the Senate began introducing legislation for the new legislative term.  The first three bills aim to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law.  The first bill was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive), showing the importance of the proposal by the Senate Republican Leadership. Current state law requires that all construction firms […]

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Providing Opportunity

Oct 19, 2016

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, a non-profit organization providing employment and education opportunities to Metro Detroiters, sought to expand its recycling program by opening jobs to the prison diversion and job training program. MLC’s work enabled Goodwill to build meaningful relationships with state legislators and staffers who are now open to discussions on the organization’s […]

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Employer Accommodations for Deaf Persons

Sep 14, 2016

MLC client, Deaf & Hearing Interpreting Services, Inc. (DHIS) has written the article below.  DHIS, headquartered in Farmington Hills, is a “grass roots” organization established from a need for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to access services otherwise made impossible or difficult to access due to the communication barrier. They believe that all individuals should pursue […]

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Lt. Governor Holds Workshop

Jun 24, 2016

This week, Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein held a statewide workshop in Flint.  The workshop, which drew more than 275 attendees and 100 businesses, was to help Michigan residents with disabilities have increased opportunities for competitive integrated employment.  Additionally, it provided employers the opportunity to learn from businesses already […]

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