Michigan Governor Celebrates Labor Day with Unusual Worker

In his Labor Day remarks, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said, “Let’s also look to the future and commit to prepare the talent of tomorrow.” Was he referring to a very unusual “worker” who was with him as he led 30,000 state residents in walking across the famous Mackinac Bridge on the holiday?

Employers Increase Educational Requirements for New Hires

At many companies, an associate or bachelor’s degree is increasingly becoming the new high school diploma, according to a new CareerBuilder® survey, with about a third (30 percent) of responding companies saying they are hiring college-educated workers for jobs primarily held by high school grads. And 27 percent of employers say their educational requirements for […]

New Mentoring Projects Developing Tomorrow’s STEM Professionals Today

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals in Philadelphia will be paired up with local youth in mentor relationships as part of the city’s award-winning plan to increase the number of youths engaged in STEM. Philadelphia is one of seven winning cities in the US2020 City Competition, a national competition initiated by the White House […]

Long-Time Trainer Honored for Apprenticeship Development

In his 3-decade career with Bosch Rexroth, Mike Bryan has trained nearly 770 apprentices and continuously demonstrated his support for developing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills among the next generation of workers. His efforts were recently recognized by the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC), which presented Bryan with its Trainer of the […]

‘Hey, Boomers, We Want Your Jobs!’ (But Not Your Stress)

The problem is compounded, Harrington says, because although Gen Xers do want to move up to the Boomers’ jobs, they don’t want the stress that goes with the jobs. They also want work/life balance, and that creates a conflict. Harrington, founder and president of Purposeful Hire Inc., offered her tips at BLR’s Strategic HR Summit, […]

Survey Says: More Training Needed for Higher Technical Requirements

Almost half (49%) of Human Resources professionals expect that a higher education level will be required for most jobs within that time frame, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Achieve. And 46% said that most jobs today already require a higher education level than a decade ago. Manufacturing […]