The Ruth Mott Foundation has awarded $100,000 to help Black-owned businesses in north Flint that suffered economic hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the program’s next application deadline is June 7. To access the application, visit flintandgenesee.org/restart.
The Unemployment Insurance Agency has provided Michigan consumers with resources to help protect against unemployment identity theft and steps to take if they are victim. The agency recently warned residents of attempts by criminals to file imposter claims as part of an international criminal ring reported by the U.S. Secret Service to exploit the COVID-19 crisis and commit largescale fraud against state unemployment programs across the country.
A new survey of workers in the U.S. from the ADP Research Institute reveals that an initially significant decrease in worker confidence appears to be leveling off despite the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on nearly every worker in the U.S.
On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire state to phase four of the MI Safe Start Plan. The order allows retailers to reopen today (June 4) and restaurants to reopen on June 8, both subject to capacity limits.
This webinar is for employers interested in the Work Share program, a program that allows businesses to restart their business and bring employees back from unemployment. Employers can bring employees back with reduced hours, while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages.
With efforts to reengage Michigan’s economy underway, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has developed a portal specifically designed to support the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs of Michigan businesses as they start the process of reopening. Hear from Natalie Chmiko, the vice president, Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) & International Trade for MEDC on the free PMBC COVID-19 Procurement Platform. The PMBC team will work to connect those businesses in need of access to PPE with Michigan businesses that have supplier capacity to meet that demand.
As Michigan continues to gradually reopen business and other operations across the state, businesses will be presented with a wide range of challenges. This webinar will address the specific risks with having customers and other visitors on your premises, as well as the risks associated with offering goods and services during this unusual time and offer ways to mitigate those risks.
As executive orders are lifted and the economy begins its restart, businesses will need strategic communications programs to reach their employees, customers and communities. Is your organization prepared with the right messages?