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Detroit's Shinola Fulfills Career Dream of Romanian Immigrant

Detroit's Shinola Fulfills Career Dream of Romanian Immigrant

America is still a place people dream about. Even in Detroit

On the manufacturing assembly lines of Shinola in Detroit are the stories of people who have found labor that fulfills dreams and inspires new ones. Read More »

This Middle School Essay Question Has Detroit Parents Outraged

This Middle School Essay Question Has Detroit Parents Outraged

Novi student returned home in tears

One parent is criticizing a Detroit middle school for assigning an essay in which students are asked whether they'd rather be a factory worker or a slave. Read More »

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Lawsuits say McDonald's fails to pay employees for all hours worked

Workers have filed class-action suits against McDonald's, alleging it steals income with practices that drive wages below the legal minimum. Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »

Report: Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Growth

Report: Top 10 U.S. Cities For Job Growth

A new report pinpoints the 10 cities with the best job growth in the country. Read More »

Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Story updated on Sept. 21 at 10:15 am. Two Chrysler workers are dead after a fight at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit on Thursday morning, police said. The incident began at around 7:55 a.m. Thursday when a male employee allegedly slit the throat of a coworker on the plant floor. Jeff Hunt was... Read More »

Study: Metro Area Cities Slow To Recover From The Recession

Study: Metro Area Cities Slow To Recover From The Recession

The 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. saw their rate of economic expansion slow down in the second quarter of 2012 from the first quarter, with cities in the Northeast hit hardest, according to a report on Tuesday. Cities across the country have been struggling to regain their financial footing... Read More »

The 6 Wildest And Weirdest Ways Cities Are Luring Tech Talent

The 6 Wildest And Weirdest Ways Cities Are Luring Tech Talent

"Supply Of College Graduates Outstripped By Workforce Demand," reads a headline of the satirical newspaper The Onion. But for cities in the tech game, the joke isn't funny. Most cities today realize that tech is the future. So they're desperately trying to bring young, bright tech minds to town, and dreaming up... Read More »

Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job

Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job

Sometimes it doesn't pay to do the right thing. Just ask John Chevilott, a former public-works employee in Wayne County, Mich., who earlier this month found a loaded, snubnosed revolver while mowing grass in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood, turned it in and was promptly fired. "It was damaged, so it... Read More »

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced. The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Read More »

U.S. Auto Plants Continue To Add Jobs As Manufacturing Revival Rolls On

U.S. Auto Plants Continue To Add Jobs As Manufacturing Revival Rolls On

For U.S. automakers, 2011 was a comeback year. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group not only sold more vehicles than they did in the previous year, they also continued to add jobs, contributing to a revival in manufacturing within an industry that was but given up for lost. The latest... Read More »

Gun-Toting Clerk Accused Of Bullying Employees In Michigan

Gun-Toting Clerk Accused Of Bullying Employees In Michigan

Being bullied may conjure up images of tough kids on a playground taunting smaller classmates. But it's quite a different scenario in suburban Detroit, where a local government employee stands accused of intimidating co-workers -- and not merely with a gruff attitude. Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon... Read More »

10 Worst Cities To Find A Job

10 Worst Cities To Find A Job

Here is a rough sketch of the worst cities in which to launch a job hunt right now. Read More »

Detroit Pays Bus Drivers Not To Work

Detroit Pays Bus Drivers Not To Work

It might literally be the last city in the country that should be paying its workers to just hang out. Detroit's woes are famous. As the poster child for the urban shrinkage that has ravaged America's once vibrant Rust Belt, Motown has seen a population decline of roughly 40 percent since the end of World... Read More »

Obama Says GOP Must Back U.S. First, Create Jobs

Obama Says GOP Must Back U.S. First, Create Jobs

DETROIT -- President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day rally to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country's interests above all else and vote to create jobs and put the economy back on a path toward growth. "Show us what you've got," he said. Read More »

Black Lawmakers Target High Urban Unemployment

Black Lawmakers Target High Urban Unemployment

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO MIAMI (AP) -- Taking the microphone at a church in a predominantly black neighborhood of Miami, the Rev. Jesse Jackson asked how many in the crowd knew someone looking for a job. Most of the several hundred people in the televised town hall gathering stood up. How many knew someone... Read More »

Detroit Companies Pay Employees to Live Downtown

Detroit Companies Pay Employees to Live Downtown

Some corporations are so committed to restoring Detroit to the great American city it once was that they're actually paying employees to move downtown. The companies have banded together in a $4 million "Live Downtown" initiative that will provide cash incentives to employees who choose to move to Downtown... Read More »

Unemployment In Detroit Pushing 50%?

Unemployment In Detroit Pushing 50%?

Nearly one out of two workers in Detroit are unemployed, according to a report by The Detroit News. It's a figure far higher than the government's official figure, which is still close to a staggering 30 percent. But the newspaper says that rate doesn't take everything into account. For every person who is... Read More »

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