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Navigating internships in 2021 and beyond
The onset of summer has long coincided with an influx of internships hosted within companies large and small. For many college students, these internships provide the first taste of a 40-hour work week in an office environment. Internships are critical skill development tools, helping to prepare the next wave of employees to enter the professional workforce post-graduation.
Virtual professional development conference for West Michigan interns
Now in its 8th year, West Michigan Intern Connect represents the largest gathering of regional interns. The event, hosted by Hello West Michigan, is a professional development conference focused on developing the skills of young professionals, regardless of industry.
Tips for Summer Programming During Remote Internships
Interns were already in the cards, so you probably already have a plan for their on-boarding and engagement. Look at each step of that plan and think about how to make it virtual.
The importance of staying committed to college talent recruitment
While your business’ hiring plans may be on hold or evolving, remaining connected to the talent pipeline at local colleges and universities continues to be a critical component to success both within your business and throughout the West Michigan region.
Help wanted: Finding work and talent during the COVID-19 pandemic
As essential businesses continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, they need to fill critical, immediate vacancies. There are high volumes of both temporary and full-time open positions as a result.
Grand Rapids ranked a top metro for millennials to live and work
Talent is a topic that's never far from the minds of employers. Currently, millennials make up the largest portion of the U.S. labor force, making this generation a critical component in building up a region's talent pool.
Local partners host career event to attract former West Michiganders back to the region
On November 27th, The Right Place, Inc. and Hello West Michigan will partner to attract talent back to West Michigan. The two organizations, regional partners, and several local businesses will host the 8th annual ReThink West Michigan event, an evening gathering to attract former West Michiganders back to the region.
ReThink West Michigan awarded Best in Show from International Economic Development Council
ReThink West Michigan, a collaborative, regional event hosted by The Right Place, Inc. and Hello West Michigan, was awarded Best in Show by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at the Council’s 2019 annual conference.
Grand Rapids MSA receives two top rankings for job growth and economic potential
The Grand Rapids MSA has recently landed at the top of two rankings for job growth and economic potential. Reuters named Grand Rapids one of the top cities in the nation for job growth and Business Facilities ranked Grand Rapids the number one mid-sized city for economic growth potential.
West Michigan Dataconomy: The future of work with Industry 4.0
The future of work is changing, and while no one can definitively lay claim to its landscape, businesses are already strategizing in anticipation of the imminent disruption. While much of what’s to come is still unknown, we can be relatively confident the future of work will be characterized by rapid technological adoption driven by high-speed mobile internet, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cloud technology.