Barracuda to Expand in Ann Arbor

MAY 17, 2017 – Ann Arbor, Mich. – With support from Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corp, Barracuda Networks (NYSE: CUDA) is expanding in Ann Arbor. As part of the expansion, Barracuda intends to add 115 new jobs in downtown Ann Arbor over the next four years. Barracuda’s solutions are built for today’s IT professional, and empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they... [Read More...]

Consider the following: a small town + big city culture + a diverse innovation economy. Too good to be true? Think again…

Consider the following: a small town + big city culture + a diverse innovation economy. Too good to be true? Think again…   Concentration of Driving Industries According to Ann Arbor SPARK’s recently published Economic Benchmarking Report, Washtenaw County performs higher than the national average in driving industry employment. Driving industries are businesses that sell goods and services and grow our region’s economy. They create jobs,... [Read More...]

More than 70 Downtown Ann Arbor Companies to Open Their Doors to Community… and Job Seekers!!

Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Tech Trek 2017 Set for June 16 More than 70 Downtown Ann Arbor Companies to Open Their Doors to Community… and Job Seekers!!  Leading technology companies will participate in the third annual A2 Tech Trek on June 16, 2017, from 3 to 7 p.m. A2 Tech Trek, a free event, features open houses at downtown Ann Arbor’s technology companies and organizations.  Ann Arbor SPARK, with support from the Michigan Economic Development... [Read More...]

Tips and Advice for Creating a Successful Cover Letter

We found this extremely comprehensive article online on how to write a successful cover letter by Alison Doyle. It’s too good not to share with our job seekers out there! Enjoy! Do you need to write a cover letter to apply for a job? In most cases, the answer is yes. Your cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview or having your resume ignored, so it makes good sense to devote the necessary time and effort to writing... [Read More...]

Mayor Honors Washtenaw Community College during National Community College Month

Ann Arbor, Mich., – April 26, 2017 – As part of the celebration of National Community College Month in April, the Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., Christopher Taylor, issued a proclamation urging all citizens to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions Washtenaw Community College makes to the community. The proclamation noted that for more than 50 years, Washtenaw Community College has offered services that benefit the Washtenaw community... [Read More...]

WCC President Receives Award from Michigan Works! Southeast for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development

WCC President Receives Award from Michigan Works! Southeast for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development   ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 7, 2017 – Washtenaw Community College President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca has been selected by Michigan Works! Southeast to receive an award for Outstanding Service in Workforce Development in Washtenaw County. Bellanca and other workforce development staff, program alumni, volunteers, and programs from throughout... [Read More...]

United Way of Washtenaw County Announces Cynthia Wilbanks as Woman of the Year

November 14, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – University of Michigan Vice President for Government Relations, Cynthia Wilbanks, has been selected by Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Initiative) of the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) as the 2017 Woman of the Year.  Ms. Wilbanks will be honored at the UWWC’s “Power of the Purse” event on March 15, 2017, at the UM North Campus Research Complex. “Cynthia is a quiet hero in our... [Read More...]

9 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Job Hunt

Do you feel like your job hunt will never end? If it seems like you’ve tried everything you can, here are a handful of tips for keeping your spirits high and maintaining your focus and determination: 1. Refresh your resume First and foremost, make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest resumes advice. A fresh pair of eyes can often generate new ideas for presenting your skills and experience more effectively so ask someone who hasn’t... [Read More...]

Atomic Object Hires 3 Developers Through AI Competition, Grows Ann Arbor Office 25 Percent

Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office will grow by 25 percent this spring. The custom software design shop hired three new computer science graduates recruited Contestants Working through an artificial intelligence competition. In January, the company hosted the 2017 Atomic Games in its downtown Ann Arbor office, modeled after a similar event held in Atomic’s Grand Rapids office last fall. Seventeen aspiring developers invited to compete each spent... [Read More...]

Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees Reaffirms Commitment to Student Success

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 1, 2017 — The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to update and approve the college’s “Assurance of Student Success” board policy. The Assurance of Student Success Policy is a guarantee that ensures students, employers, and educational partners at four year colleges and universities that all WCC degree graduates will have the knowledge and performance skills required for their major program.... [Read More...]

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