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GRPS opening seven meal sites (update)

All four Grand Rapids Public Schools' grab and go meal sites will continue until June 30. 

Mission Design and Automation appoints CEO

A West Michigan intelligent systems integration company hired a new leader.

LOGICDATA names new North America president

An Austrian furniture components supplier recently chose a new president for its North American headquarters based in Kentwood.

Consumers Credit Union hires VP of mortgage lending

A credit union in the region hired a new leader to oversee its mortgage lending division.

Inside Track: Fortier builds career on being a ‘connector’

Ken Fortier said being connected and knowing people is the true joy of his life, and he strives to apply it toward helping others.

Metro Health video series aims to educate on COVID-19 health inequities

Race, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation are common factors that determine risk in a health crisis, according to Metro Health, and COVID-19 is no exception.

Miller Johnson offers resource center for returning workers

A Grand Rapids-based law firm launched the Online Back to Work Resource Center to help companies as they reopen.

Maner Costerisan announces 12 new hires

A public accounting, technology and business advisory firm made 12 new hires since March 31, most recently appointing a leader for its new wealth management division.

Report finds nearly 45,000 self-employed workers in Grand Rapids metro

A new report by Volusion found the Grand Rapids metro area is home to almost 45,000 self-employed workers, which is 9.1% of its total workforce.

Best and Brightest recognizes 13 elite companies

Thirteen West Michigan companies were announced as elite winners at the annual “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” digital awards celebration held earlier this month.

Wolverine Worldwide appoints brand president

Wolverine Worldwide appointed a new president to oversee its women’s lifestyle and sneaker brand.

Affinity Mentoring appoints executive director

A nonprofit that provides student mentoring hired a new leader.

Northpointe Bank appoints executive to three roles

A local bank selected an industry veteran to fill the roles of executive vice president, CFO and chief investment officer.

ChoiceOne Bank names new VP of client development

A bank in the area selected a new vice president of client development to replace a retiring longtime employee.

Wolverine Worldwide names new brand president

Wolverine Worldwide selected a new president for its “work and rugged casual” footwear brand.

Axios HR launches Workplace Health Screening service

The staffing division of a local human resources firm is providing screenings for COVID-19 in the workplace.

Wedgwood names new president and CEO

A faith-based social services nonprofit selected its next president and CEO.

Kent County, partners launch program to get back to work safely

A collaboration of leaders from Kent County, Meijer, Michigan State University and the city of Grand Rapids developed a plan to stage and capture employee health check screening information at hundreds of sites across the county.

Inside Track: Kelly learns HR the hard way

As the first of six children, Beth Kelly is a natural leader.

HR realm rolls with the changes

A local human resources expert said the years-long movement in HR toward digital tools has allowed businesses to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis head-on.

Spectrum Health launches employer toolkit

Spectrum Health is offering guidance to southwest and West Michigan businesses as they adapt to operating in a new environment with the COVID-19 pandemic.

City names oversight and public accountability director

After a national search, Brandon Davis was recently appointed as the city of Grand Rapids’ new oversight and public accountability director.

Meijer temporarily adjusts store hours (update)

Meijer Inc. is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores.

West Michigan Works! hosting remote job fair

A workforce development agency will conduct phone interviews this week as it seeks to help more than 30 West Michigan employers fill over 100 positions.
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Gov. Whitmer: 31K state employees to take temporary layoff days

LANSING — Michigan said Wednesday that 31,000, or nearly two-thirds, of state employees will take temporary layoff days through late July as the state confronts a budget shortfall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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