Points of View

Job Growth Continues into July, but It's Slowing

Labor Market Trends across Michigan The unemployment rate across the state reached historic levels at the onset of the pandemic, skyrocketing to achieve a.

Belonging at Work

Many employers are researching and implementing new strategies to retain diverse talent. Several factors go into an employee’s decision to separate from a.

Entrusted with Our Children and Our Economy, Child Care Providers Need Support

Even before the pandemic, child care shortages were keeping people out of the workforce. The challenges facing this essential industry have only grown. So.

Twin Keys to Success: Invest in Existing Talent and Be Welcoming for More

Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.

Economic Recovery Continues among West Michigan Industries

The unemployment rate across the state reached historic levels at the onset of the pandemic, skyrocketing to achieve a rate of 23.6 percent in April — the.

Employer Practices to Address Racism

Over the last few months, tragic events have brought to light that the systemic injustice and racism that both African American and other marginalized.

Credential Attainment: How We Keep Pace with a Knowledge Economy

Note: This is the eighth in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision Report.

Confronting Systemic Racism Must Include K-12 Education

Institutional racism, also known as systemic racism, is getting some long-overdue attention as our nation confronts biases and inequities embedded into.

May Labor Market Trends in West Michigan

Statewide Unemployment in May Michigan’s unemployment rate reached historic levels at the onset of the pandemic, skyrocketing by 19.6 percentage points to.

Toward A Racially Just Workplace: Diversity efforts are failing black employees. Here’s a better approach.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are quite the buzz words. Civil rights laws have been passed. Employers have hired Chief Diversity Officers, rolled out.