Category: Michigan Chronicle

Posted on: August 19, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Whitmer names Saad to lead Michigan’s immigration

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has appointed a former U.S. homeland security official to oversee the state’s efforts related to immigration. Fayrouz Saad worked at the Department of Homeland Security during Barack Obama’s presidency and later served as the city of Detroit’s first immigrant affairs director. Whitmer this past week named …

Posted on: August 15, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Comcast connects veterans in Detroit with free laptops and WiFi

Stacey Hammons served in the United States Navy during Desert Storm from 1988-1992. The 50-year-old is now a resident at Southwest Solutions Piquette Square in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood and is interested in entrepreneurship. But he had one barrier to his new endeavor: a laptop. Hammons and the other 149 …

Posted on: August 14, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

DESC brings in Marie Hocker from Ford to lead Mayor Duggan’s ‘Grow Detroit’s Young Talent’ initiative

City of Detroit workforce agency Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) announced today that Marie Hocker has joined DESC from Ford Motor Company as Executive Director of the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program. Hocker, who joins DESC after ten years at Ford Motor Company, most recently as Local Affairs Manager, …

Posted on: August 13, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Whitmer says she, GOP leaders ‘desperate’ to avoid shutdown

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday that she and Republican legislative leaders are “desperate” to avoid a government shutdown, and she may propose a stopgap budget measure as long as there are “good-faith” negotiations about spending more to fix the roads. The Democratic governor spoke after inspecting an aging bridge in …

Posted on: August 12, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

Fiat Chrysler deal gives Detroit residents first crack at jobs

Marie Davis wants better medical insurance coverage. Jimmie Pleasant has been out of work for six months. Both are among the thousands of people who are looking for jobs with Fiat Chrysler under a city program that gives Detroit’s residents first crack at the application process. It’s part of a …

Posted on: August 9, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – The Kresge Foundation

Location: The Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI Employment Type: Full Time The Kresge Foundation has an opening for a Communications Officer. This role is responsible for identifying, researching, writing, visualizing and promoting news stories, press releases, case studies, videos, and other materials to promote understanding of the Kresge Foundation’s mission, grantmaking …

Posted on: August 9, 2019 Posted by: panderanin Comments: 0

DDOT and SMART awarded $2.6 million in FTA Low-No Grant Funding for Electric Buses

The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) will receive $2.6 million in grants through the Low- or No Emission (Low-No) Grant program from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The funding will enable the purchase of up to …