Ann Arbor’s Michigan Economic Center Study Reveals Anti-Immigrant Policies Could Derail Michigan’s Economy

Ann Arbor’s Michigan Economic Center Study Reveals Anti-Immigrant Policies Could Derail Michigan’s Economy

by Akaash Kolluri The Michigan Economic Center (MEC) released a new study yesterday titled “Michigan: We Are All Migrants Here,” that details the history of immigrant contributions to Michigan’s economy, and the critical contributions immigrants make today to the state’s rebounding population and economic growth. The Michigan Economic Center is a center for ideas and networking to […]

Report: 17.2% of Michigan’s Minimum Wage Workers Experiencing Minimum Wage Violations

Report: 17.2% of Michigan’s Minimum Wage Workers Experiencing Minimum Wage Violations

By David Cooper and Teresa Kroeger For the past four decades, the majority of American workers have been shortchanged by economic policymaking that has suppressed the growth of hourly wages and prevented greater improvements in living standards. Achieving a secure, middle-class lifestyle has become increasingly difficult as hourly pay for most workers has either stagnated […]

Ann Arbor’s EPA Facility Could Lose 168 FT Jobs Under Trump’s Proposed Cuts

by Keith Laing The Detroit News is reporting that Democrats in Michigan’s congressional delegation are working to stave off cuts proposed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s facility in Ann Arbor, which is home to most of the agency’s car-emissions testing. The Trump administration has proposed cutting $48 million from the EPA’s Federal Vehicle and Fuels […]

New Study: In Michigan “Job Creation” Has Fueled Low Wage Economy

New Study: In Michigan “Job Creation” Has Fueled Low Wage Economy

by Lindsay Vanhulle | Crain’s 40% of households still unable to afford basic living necessities To make ends meet as a four-person family in Michigan, with a child in preschool and a baby at home, it’s practically mandatory that both parents work full time and make at least $14 per hour each. A single breadwinner […]

250+ Summer Jobs–Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Hiring Event March 12

250+ Summer Jobs–Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Hiring Event March 12

by Ann Arbor Independent Editorial Team Looking for a summer job? On Sunday Mar. 12 Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation is hosting a hiring event on from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road. On-the-spot interviews will be offered in an effort to fill 250+ mostly temporary/seasonal positions. Walk-ins are welcome, or those interested can […]

ADP Cutting Jobs, Closing Ann Arbor Office

ADP Cutting Jobs, Closing Ann Arbor Office

Automatic Data Processing LLC is cutting 16 additional positions, after announcing in September that it would let go about 79 employees as it closed its Ann Arbor office. The facility at 175 Jackson Plaza will close around March 30, according to a notice filed with the state and sent to Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor on Monday. […]

Two Ann Arbor Organizations Land NEA Grants

Two Ann Arbor Organizations Land NEA Grants

THE NATIONAL Endowment for the Arts recently announced that two Ann Arbor organizations had been awarded two grants totaling $28,000. The grants are awarded through the NEA’s Art Works and State and Regional Partnership grant categories. Kerrytown Concert Hall was awarded a $18,000 NEA grant and the Community Action Network was awarded a $10,000 grant. […]

“Reimagining Washtenaw Ave.” With Project Manager Nathan Voght

“Reimagining Washtenaw Ave.” With Project Manager Nathan Voght

by P.D. Lesko NATHAN VOGHT IS the project manager who wants us to Reimagine Washtenaw Ave. as an economic development opportunity. Like the controversial WALLY commuter train project on which over $32 million in local and state funds have been spent, Reimagine Washtenaw has no dedicated funding and no voter mandate. But both projects do […]

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