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Successful Program Helps Create Jobs, Train Workers for New Jobs

Michigan’s economy is growing at a faster rate than the nation as a whole, resulting in the creation of more than 300,000 private sector jobs and 75,000 manufacturing jobs in Michigan in less than four years.

Unfortunately, thousands of these new jobs statewide and in Southwest Michigan remain unfilled because employers cannot find enough workers with the necessary skills. Continue reading

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Proos: Economic Future is Optimistic

State Sen. John Proos, seeking re-election in the 21st District, says Michigan’s economy is heading in the right direction, while acknowledging that it still has a long way to go.

“To say that the economy has rebounded for everybody, I think the evidence is clear that no, it has not,” said Proos, seeking a second four-year term in the Senate. “We have a long way to go to get back to where we once were.” Continue reading

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Tele-town Hall a Resounding Success

I recently held the latest in a series of “tele-town hall” meetings to hear from residents about their priorities for the rest of the year. It was a resounding success with 8,600 residents participating.

I believe that listening to citizens is vital and irreplaceable in providing the best possible service, and tele-town halls allow me to hear directly from thousands of local constituents. Continue reading

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Career Training Will Help Students be Job-Ready

Thousands of Michigan jobs remain unfilled because employers cannot find enough skilled workers. To help meet this workforce need, Gov. Rick Snyder has called for an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in our schools.

I am strong supporter of STEM and career and technical education (CTE) because applied learning done in coordination with public-private partnerships and STEM education can help prepare children for success and also meet the workforce needs of a growing economy. Continue reading

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Make Sure to Vote – It’s the Foundation of our Nation

America was founded on the revolutionary idea that our government doesn’t give us power; our government only has the power that we, the people, choose to give it.

Our rights are endowed upon us by our Creator, and key to these is the right to vote. This freedom to choose or reject our leaders makes us the beacon of liberty in the world. People in countries worldwide have fought and continue to fight for what many of us take for granted. Continue reading

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Business Roundtable Focuses on Job Creation, Meeting Workforce Needs

We have achieved much to turn around Michigan’s economy and make our state more competitive in the pursuit of jobs, including manufacturing jobs.

As a result, in less than four years, Michigan has added more than 275,000 new private sector jobs and 75,000 manufacturing jobs. Many of these new jobs are right here in Southwest Michigan. Continue reading

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Lt. Gov. Makes BH Campaign Stop

BENTON HARBOR – Lt. Gov. Brian Calley toured Maximum Mold in Benton Harbor.

And it sounded like a victory lap.

Calley told those gathered that Michigan looked very different just a few years ago. Continue reading

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