Do Federal Job Training Programs Work?

The U.S. unemployment rate has been at or above nine percent for 20 of the past 25 months, yet many employers say they can't find qualified workers. Workplace Magazine reports the top five industries with the largest worker shortages are: defense and aerospace, energy and...

EPS Targets Senior Security: Medical Alert Services Now Offered

REGION - EPS Security (EPS) has expanded its offerings to include its new EPS Medical Alert service, which pairs a state-of-the-art pendant communication device with EPS' Central Station staff operators - a live, personalized response to senior citizens wishing to remain living independently at home."It...

Needed: A New International Trade Crossing

The fortune spent to oppose an international crossing between Detroit and Canada shouldmake our blood boil. It insults the intelligence of every person in the state. It is an unfettered attempt to squelch Michigan business access to international trade and global customers. At the same...

Good Eats on the Horizon

Five new restaurants to whet northern Michigan appetitesREGION - Northern Michigan will soon have five new answers to the eternal question: "Where do you want to eat?" Ready your palates for a Florentine-style trattoria in Lake Leelanau and a comfort food hangout in Lake Ann,...

The Healthiest Job Market? Health.

REGION - Imagine this employment picture: The number of new jobs both nationwide and in northern Michigan rated as "excellent"; faster than average growth predicted for the next decade; good opportunity for advancement; the ability to specialize; attractive wages and benefits; and a flexible scheduling...

International Chops

TRAVERSE CITY - It's one thing to make French cuisine in northern Michigan. It's quite another to completely immerse yourself in French gastronomy.While international flavors have long been a part of NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI) program, for the first time this spring a...

Local Mental Health Coup

Traverse House Receives Coveted ICCD AccreditationTRAVERSE CITY - The International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) recently granted first-time accreditation for Traverse House Clubhouse, a program under the auspices of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health (CMH), where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild...