Points of View

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.

Workforce Development: If We Don’t Lead, We Fall Behind

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

We Can’t Afford a Widening Digital Divide

Adults who lack basic literacy, numeracy, and digital skills are facing a widening gap in access to learning and training opportunities during the.

April: Michigan's Smallest Labor Force since 1991

Statewide Unemployment Spikes in April Michigan’s unemployment rate reached historic levels at the onset of the pandemic, skyrocketing by 18.4 percentage.