A pilot program launched this summer will make it easier for companies to hire retirees as temporary or part-time labor, a move that could help address the growing jobs shortage and promote retention of talent.
Ottawa County closed out 2016 with one of the state’s lowest unemployment rates, according to the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.
Because of the large number of seasonal hires, the Parks Department will be hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Nature Education Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 fiscal year state budget includes funding for skilled worker training — a prospect that excites those with a finger on the pulse of the manufacturing industry.