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Detroit, MI – As we enter 2024, CJ Eason, President of Community Outreach at JobFairGiant.com, shares insights on the significant shift in employee focus witnessed during the UAW Strikes in Detroit. "I supported frontline workers with essentials as they advocated for better pay, nurturing work cultures, and balanced work-life dynamics," says Eason. These factors are shaping company brands across the nation. The Transformation from Traditional Employment Models:  Traditionally, job safety and regular paychecks were the primary concerns. Today, employees seek more than financial compensation; they demand meaningful support and engagement from their employers. The Role of Brand Activism in Recruitment:  Corporate brand activism is crucial in attracting employees. The 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that consumers and employees are increasingly choosing brands and employers aligned with their values. Elements of a Caring Company Employee Brand Brand Position: Describes the un
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Union Workers Strike Against Big Three Automakers

Union Workers Strike Against Big Three Automakers Tips for Employees on Strike: Leverage Your Skills: Many skills you've acquired in the auto industry are transferable. Consider temporary machinery, maintenance, or even quality control roles in other sectors. Networking: Reach out to local job agencies or community groups that might be aware of short-term opportunities. Your colleagues and union members might also have leads. Online Platforms: Websites like Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor often list temporary or contract jobs. Update your profile to indicate your availability for short-term roles. Tips for Employers Recruiting Strike Workers: Highlight Transferability: In your job ads, emphasize how skills from the auto industry can be applied in your business. This will attract workers who might not have considered roles outside their usual sector. Engage on Social Media: Use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to reach out to potential candidates. Share stories of empl

If the Detroit Lions are for real, what better time to prove it than against the champs? Lions kick off season against Super Bowl favorite Kansas City Chiefs.

  If the Detroit Lions are for real, what better time to prove it than against the champs? Lions kick off season against Super Bowl favorite Kansas City Chiefs. Job Search and Employment Tips for Job Seekers: Stay Updated: Just as athletes train and adapt to the changing dynamics of sports, ensure you're up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in your field. Teamwork: Much like in football, teamwork is crucial in any job. Showcase your ability to work well in teams and collaborate effectively. Resilience: The journey of the Detroit Lions teaches resilience. In your job search, don't get disheartened by setbacks. Keep pushing forward. Hiring and Recruiting Tips for Employers: Scout for Talent: Just as sports teams scout for top players, always be on the lookout for top talent in your industry. Training and Development: Invest in training your team, much like how sports teams invest in training their players. Culture Fit: Ensure that potential hires not only have the s

UAW Contract Talks Heat Up One Week Before Strike Deadline

UAW Contract Talks Heat Up One Week Before Strike Deadline The clock is ticking as the deadline for a new contract between the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and Detroit's Big 3 automakers approaches. With just a week left, the stakes are high, and the union has made it clear: they will strike unless an agreement is reached. The Current Situation UAW President Shawn Fain announced that members are prepared to strike against any Detroit automaker that hasn't finalized a deal. As of now, the union is set to hear General Motors' counter-proposal to their economic demands, while Stellantis is expected to make an offer by the end of the week. Ford, on the other hand, has stated that discussions are still ongoing. The union's demands include a double-digit pay increase, the elimination of the two-tier wage system, restoration of cost of living pay, retiree health coverage, and a 32-hour work week, among others. Fain expressed his desire to finalize the agreement soon but als

Governor Whitmer Pitches Michigan for New Jobs and High-Tech Investment During Economic Mission in Japan

Governor Whitmer Pitches Michigan for New Jobs and High-Tech Investment During Economic Mission in Japan In a recent economic development mission to Japan, Governor Whitmer showcased Michigan's strengths in global mobility and advanced manufacturing. The mission aimed to bolster Michigan's reputation as a hub for high-tech industries and attract further investment from Japanese businesses. Michigan's Strong Ties with Japan Michigan's relationship with Japan is not new. Over the past decade, Japanese businesses have created more than 5,300 jobs in Michigan through investments exceeding $1.8 billion. The Japanese Consulate in Detroit reports that 456 Japanese facilities currently operate in Michigan, supporting over 39,890 jobs. A significant portion of these are direct manufacturing positions. A Day of Productive Meetings Governor Whitmer's day was packed with meetings with influential Japanese business leaders. She began her day at FANUC, the world's largest ind

Lawmakers, city leaders look for ways to improve tourism, bring more money to Detroit

  Lawmakers, city leaders look for ways to improve tourism, bring more money to Detroit In the heart of the Motor City, there's a buzz that goes beyond the hum of car engines. Detroit, known for its rich history and vibrant culture, is gearing up to host significant events like the 2024 NFL Draft. As the city anticipates these grand occasions, city, state, and federal leaders are actively exploring avenues to enhance tourism. For Job Seekers: Stay Informed: With Detroit's focus on boosting tourism, there will be numerous job opportunities in the hospitality, events, and travel sectors. Keep an eye on job boards and websites like www.michiganhired.com for the latest openings. Network: Attend events like the Hired In Michigan Career Expo on September 27, 2023, to connect with potential employers in the tourism and related industries. Upskill: Consider taking courses or certifications related to tourism, event management, or hospitality to make yourself more marketable. For Emplo

Worries intensify for suppliers as UAW contract deadline approaches

  For Job Seekers: Stay Updated: With the potential of a strike, it's crucial to stay informed about the latest developments in the auto industry. This will help you make informed decisions about job opportunities and potential shifts in the market. Network: Use platforms like the Hired In Michigan Career Expo on September 27, 2023, to connect with potential employers and stay ahead of the curve. Diversify Skills: Given the uncertainties in the auto sector, consider upskilling in areas that can be applied across various industries. For Employers: Plan Ahead: With a potential strike on the horizon, it's essential to have contingency plans in place to ensure minimal disruption to your operations. Engage with Employees: Open communication channels with your workforce to address concerns and provide updates on the situation. Recruitment Strategy: Consider attending events like the Hired In Michigan Career Expo on September 27, 2023, to find skilled professionals who can adapt t