Points of View

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.

Supporting West Michigan to Advance Inclusion

West Michigan employers are recognizing the importance in diversifying their workforce to meet current and future talent needs, understand business’s.

COVID-19 Pandemic Reminds Us of Vital Role of Child Care

In a March blog post, Quality Child Care is Crucial to the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow, we stated that “a shortage of high-quality, affordable child.

The Lifelong Effects of Childhood Trauma, and How We Address It

A quote often attributed to Frederick Douglass contends that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Will COVID-Era Unemployment Pay Keep People Out of Workforce?

What happens when it doesn’t make financial sense to go back to work?

Early Impacts of COVID-19: Resiliency in West Michigan's Labor Market

Michigan’s unemployment rate rose by half a percentage point to hit 4.1 percent in March, according to data released by Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market.

Delivering Through Diversity

Delivering Through Diversity covers two key areas necessary for employers to create meaningful diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies. The first is the.

To Improve the Talent System, Follow the Evidence

To Improve the Talent System, Follow the Evidence Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts analyzing the nine key strategies cited in our 20/20 Vision.