Points of View

2020 ALICE Report: Who's Struggling in West Michigan

Throughout West Michigan, as with the rest of the nation, there are many households who struggle to afford their basic necessities despite having one or.

Reducing Bias in the Workplace

Every second, the human brain processes 11 million bits of information. Of the 11 million, only 50 bits are actually conscious. For the remainder, our.

Job Postings Trends Show Continued Growth in West Michigan

National Job Trends While it’s difficult to pinpoint which sectors will experience the fastest recovery following the coronavirus outbreak, the disparate.

American Community Survey Shows Progress in West Michigan

Every year the U.S. Census Bureau releases several datasets that originate from the American Community Survey (ACS). Although a majority of Americans.

With high unemployment, how can Michigan’s labor market be tight?

Over 300,000 jobs were displaced in Michigan as a result of the pandemic, with the number of unemployed nearly doubling over that time (93%). The largest.

From Research to Implementation: Professional Development Opportunity for D&I Practitioners

Last month, the new diversity and inclusion guidebook, Five Essential Leadership Competencies of an Effective D&I Practitioner was announced. This.

Protecting Your Virtual Workspace

Following the COVID lockdowns and closures, virtual workspaces have become the norm. Today, there is no doubt that digital literacy skills are part and.

Unemployment Advances in December, a First since April

Michigan’s Unemployment Rate Advances in December Reversing the trend of the past seven months, Michigan’s unemployment rate advanced by 1.0 percent in.

Job Demand in West Michigan is on the Rebound

While it’s difficult to pinpoint which sectors will experience the fastest recovery following the coronavirus outbreak, the disparate pace of economic.

West Michigan's Oldest and Youngest Counties

Median age, which is a metric provided with each year’s population estimates on a national, state, and county-wide level, can serve as an effective proxy.