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Thousands of seasonal jobs available to handle holiday shipping demand
Shipping giants UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service are hiring package handlers and other workers to keep up with high demand throughout the holiday season. Atlanta-based UPS plans to hire 55,000 seasonal workers nationwide, including about 2,150 in Michigan, according to spokeswoman Natalie Godwin. The company currently employs more than 6,100 people in Michigan.
Former Gov. John Engler says his new bosses are weary of Washington's political gridlock
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Former Michigan Gov. John Engler says his bosses are getting tired of Washington politicians who keeping "kicking the can down the road" when it comes to setting tax policy. "Those cans are now 55-gallon drums and the road is getting pretty damn crowded," said Engler, president of the Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs of leading U.S.
Nickelback churns out big, dumb rock during pyro-laden Van Andel Arena show (review)
You might accuse me of lying if I said the mothership came down and lifted Nickelback off the Van Andel Arena stage Thursday night. But it's true, sort of. Five songs into the rockers' set, a flying saucer, suspended from the ceiling by cables, picked up the band and floated it, still performing homogenized sing-alongs, to a fenced-off spot in the middle of the general-admission floor crowd.
Godfrey-Lee schools awarded $179,000 from state for data coach to assess, track achievement
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The state awarded Godfrey-Lee Public Schools an additional $179,000 in federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds to support an assessment and data consultant to assess and track academic gains. School leaders say the district lacks a K-12 coherent system of regular assessment, data collection, data analysis and feedback to effect school improvement and Board of Education goals for student achievement growth.