Points of View

Hiring in COVID Era Is Tough; Here Are 5 Strategies

It is impossible to determine precisely how long it will take for the economy to rebound from COVID-19. It’s even more difficult to pinpoint which jobs.

The Other Pandemic: Students Isolated from Mental-Health Support of School

As school districts across Michigan evaluate whether to stay with or switch to remote, in-school, or a hybrid education model, one large factor continues.

Economic Disparities are Widening, Who’s Vulnerable?

Impact by Gender Men typically lose work early in a recession because they tend to be employed in industries that are more cyclical. However, the early.

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.