Be Prepared

Businesses should have an emergency plan in place for workplace shooting In recent weeks we have all read headlines or seen news video of senseless mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio. The fact that the shootings were in different scenarios – the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California; a Walmart in El Paso, Texas; […]

Veterans Seeking State Jobs May Apply for Hiring Preference

Military veterans and spouses of disabled or deceased veterans seeking employment with the state of Michigan may be eligible for preferential hiring status through the Michigan Civil Service Commission. Those who receive hiring preference may denote their status when applying for employment on the state of Michigan job openings website, governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan. To be eligible, veterans […]

State Providing Farmers a Break When Applying for Disaster Loans

The frigid winter and wet and cold spring wreaked havoc on Michigan farmers and producers who were unable to plant their crops on time, if at all. The Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year authorized appropriation of $15 million in low-interest loans to farmers, growers, processors and retailers that supply farms. The […]

Pitch the Plastics

Focus on reusable or recyclable items We have all watched TV news reports or read articles about the growing plastic pollution crisis. National Geographic reports about 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year from coastal regions, and 40% of the plastic produced is for packaging, which is used once and […]

Governor: State Contracts Should Focus on Michigan Companies

Whitmer signs executive directive putting “Michigan Jobs First” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed an executive directive revamping the state’s purchasing process ensuring that Michigan companies have priority when bidding for state contracts. The “Michigan Jobs First” executive directive aims to improve the number of contracts that are awarded to companies that create good-paying jobs in […]

Congress Considers Bill to Boost Retirement Savings

SECURE plan incentivizes employees to save for their golden years The statistics surrounding workers contributing to their retirement nest eggs are shocking. More than 1 in 5 working Americans are not saving for financial milestones, including retirement, according to a March 2019 Bankrate survey In a second Bankrate survey, the greatest regret people surveyed had […]

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