INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

Meijer Expedites Hiring Process During Coronavirus Outbreak

Excerpt: In order to quickly fill necessary staff positions at stores throughout Michigan, Meijer is speeding up the hiring process and delaying background checks. The company is planning to hire 40-50 new employees per store, Joe Hirschmugl, spokesperson for Meijer, said. Read more.

Governor Whitmer Announces SBA Loans Now Available for Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request for a statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, opening the opportunity to small businesses to access low-interest loans from the SBA.      “This designation unlocks critical financial resources for small businesses across the state impacted...

Industry, Educators and Government Collaborate to Upskill Auto-Mobility Workforce Through MAGMA

Excerpt: As Southeast Michigan's mobility field rapidly expands, with new technologies being developed every day, employers and their employees must be proactive to make sure they have the skills to keep pace with the industry. Read more.

AccelerateKID’s After-School Program Introduces Kids to Tech and Entrepreneurship

Excerpt: Growing up, Q. Thang Do's father would play a game with him as they drove around metro Detroit, challenging Do to name the make and model of a car 10 to 15 feet before they got close enough to read them on the vehicle itself. Do likens that pastime...

Southfield’s Denso Partners with California’s Drishti Technologies to Optimize Manufacturing, Introduces New Robots

Denso’s LPH robot is designed for companies that are new to automation, reinvent their product lines, and entrepreneurs launching new devices.  Photo courtesy of Denso Denso, a mobility supplier in Southfield, has partnered with Drishti Technologies in California to optimize manufacturing production at some of its North American facilities. Drishti...

Beauty Specialist Offers Supermodel Treatment in B’ham

Excerpt: For more than 20 years, Jenny Brethen has been trusting Elizabeth Arsov to help her feel vibrant. “I always leave there feeling like a supermodel,” said Brethen recently. “I have some other friends in the same field, but no, I’m very loyal to Liz. She’s does a great job...

Median Salary for Recent OU Mechanical Engineering Grads Among Highest in U.S.

Excerpt: The median annual salary for recent OU mechanical engineering graduates is among the highest in the nation, according to new rankings by GradReports.com. As part of its 2020 rankings of the best colleges and graduate schools, the website ranked the top 25 median annual salaries of graduates one year out...

OUWB Professor, Researcher Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Study Deadly Brain Tumors

Excerpt: An Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine professor and Beaumont Health radiation oncologist has been awarded a $1.6 million grant to study an aggressive brain cancer. Prakash Chinnaiyan, M.D., an expert in the treatment of brain and spine cancer, has been awarded the five-year grant from the National Institutes of...

With Road Signs That Talk to Your Car and More, Oakland County Leads in Connected Infrastructure

Excerpt: Long before connected vehicles and connected infrastructure became buzzwords for the future of mobility, Oakland County was well along the path to change how commuters move through the state’s second-most populous county. Read more.

Royal Oak Company Is Creating Bicycle-to-Vehicle Communication Tech to Prevent Cyclist Deaths

Excerpt: In the near future, the bicycle or e-scooter you ride to commute, run errands, or explore will be able to communicate with nearby automobiles, helping drivers become more aware of the cyclists around them. It's a precaution that doesn't exist for riders now, but Royal Oak-based software company Tome...

Apply Now for Summer Jobs with Oakland County Parks and Recreation

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is offering a chance to “put some green in your jeans” with a wide variety of summer jobs. Apply now and get the jump on the jobs you would like before the summer rush begins. Jobs are open at all 14 county parks including five...

Concert Experts Take That Skill, Experience to Upgrade Corporate Events

EXCERPT: Dan McGowan and his team at The Crofoot Presents put together more than 600 events annually, whether it is creative corporate parties — yes, there is such a thing — to weddings to one-of-a-kind movie events. Read more.