Livingston County Partners with Flint MTA to Help Increase the Talent Pipeline

Livingston County Partners with Flint MTA to Help Increase the Talent Pipeline It’s no secret that quality talent is critical to a business’s success. During post-recession recovery, the unemployment rate in Michigan has consistently declined, reaching rates lower than the national average. In fact, 25 percent of Michigan residents live in one of 13 counties with an annual average unemployment rate below four percent (BLS, Census). While these... [Read More...]

Another Successful Year for Livingston County Michigan Works!

Livingston County Michigan Works! (LCMW) has had another successful year working with area businesses and job seekers.  During the period of July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014, we continued to focus on demand-based training.  By serving employers as our primary customer, we have used various training funds to support our local businesses and assist them in their expansion doing so in a cost-effective, responsible manner. The Skilled Trades Training... [Read More...]

Livingston Regional Job Fair to be held April 16th

At the 2014 Livingston Regional Job Fair local job seekers will have the opportunity to connect with over 50 area companies who are looking to hire. The event will be open from 11am-3pm on Wednesday, April 16th at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell located at 5768 East Grand River Avenue in Genoa Township. In a single day, job seekers can be prepared to meet with potential employers such as Action Associates/Work Skills Corporation, Asahi Kasei... [Read More...]

Want to grow? Work locally, but think globally

By Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK Last year, Michigan set a record. Nearly $60 billion in goods were exported from Michigan — a 3 percent increase from 2012. Every billion dollars of exports supports around 5,000 U.S. jobs, giving us a significant reason to focus our attention on these export markets. Livingston County already competes in the global economy. Hundreds of people in the area work for firms based in Germany, Japan,... [Read More...]

Thomson Plastics Opens Howell Township Manufacturing Facility, Plans to Create 46 New Jobs and Invest Nearly $4 million

Thomson Plastic's Howell Township facility. With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, Thomson Plastics, Inc. is expanding to Michigan, with a new manufacturing operation in Howell Township. As part of establishing its facility in Howell Township – its first in Michigan – Thomson Plastics plans to create 46 new jobs and invest nearly $4 million over two years. “Thomson Plastics’ decision to operate in Howell was due to the easy access to... [Read More...]

Four Livingston County Companies Received a Total of Over $235,000 in Skilled Trades Training Funds

Four Livingston County companies are among more than 90 companies statewide that have received training funds from the state’s Workforce Development Agency as part of the new Skilled Trades Training Fund program.  Area companies awarded grants include CRW Plastics USA, Inc., ($95,000); Thai Summit America Corporation ($90,035), Total Security Solutions, Inc. ($17,936) and Brighton NC Machine, $33,000.  Together, these companies plan to hire more... [Read More...]

Chassix Grows in Livingston County with Assistance from Livingston County Michigan Works!

Chassix, formerly known as Diversified Machine, Inc. (DMI) and SMW, LLC (SMW), is increasing its employment base at its facility in Howell, Michigan, with assistance from local workforce development initiatives. Faced with new business opportunities, Chassix connected with local economic development organizations, such as Ann Arbor SPARK and Livingston County Michigan Works! (LCMW) to explore the workforce initiatives available. Finding employees... [Read More...]

ToolWorx of Livingston County Awarded Patent

Brighton, MI – ToolWorx Information Products, Inc. (“ToolWorx”), of Brighton, Michigan announces that it has been awarded patent #8,485,429 for its SmartVision™ labeling system designed in response to the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI). This unique labeling system allows produce growers to use standard graphics and markings to identify produce in containers and automatically print the associated PTI-compliant label, all... [Read More...]

2013 Job Fair A Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 The Livingston Regional Job Fair held on April 17 proved to be a successful event for area business seeking to find employees that were right for them.  “With the improving economy, more employers are hiring for a variety of positions from entry level to management in manufacturing, retail, food service, health care, information technology and finance, as well as self-employment,” said William Sleight, Director... [Read More...]

Livingston County Retains Moody’s Investors Service Highest Credit Rating

Livingston County is very pleased to announce that on April 15, 2013 Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aaa rating to the upcoming refunding bond issuances, while also affirming its Aaa credit rating of the County’s outstanding debt. The Aaa rating is the highest credit rating awarded by Moody’s and is shared by only three (3) other counties in the State of Michigan. The County’s maintenance of sound financial operations, healthy reserves,... [Read More...]

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