Employers in the Detroit area, West Michigan and the state as a whole are expected to hire at a brisk pace during the second quarter, according to the latest Employment Outlook Survey, released Tuesday by the Milwaukee, Wis.-based temporary help firm Manpower Inc.
Two companies will invest up to $22.1 million in Detroit, creating 229 new jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced.
The German factory and warehouse automation provider Dematic’s U.S. headquarters in Grand Rapids announced the purchase of Upturn Solutions, a Bigfork, Mont.-based developer of computerized maintenance management systems for distribution, warehouse and manufacturing centers. Dematic also said it plans to continue hiring in 2014 after adding 250 jobs in Grand Rapids in 2013.
IDV Solutions, the Lansing-based risk visualization software developer, is marking its 10th anniversary Jan. 22 by announcing a second financing round from Ann Arbor-based Plymouth Ventures.
AT&T Inc. Thursday announced that the company will hire workers for 139 jobs in the state this month, including 96 new positions and 43 replacements.
Newark, Calif.-based Systems In Motion Inc. says it will add 150 jobs over the next year, mostly at its software delivery center in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Charter Township.
Ann Arbor-based Rubicon Genomics Inc. has reported a surge in sales of its DNA analysis technology, with sales growth of 85 to 90 percent from 2012 to 2013 — the fourth straight year of strong growth.
2013 was a very good year for Greenlancer.com, the Detroit-based solar energy engineering company. It grew from three to nine full-time employees and moved out of its loft-style office on Grand Boulevard to the 27th floor of the David Stott building downtown.
The digital marketing agency 3Sixty Interactive has moved offices from Fenton to a larger building in downtown Flint.
Robert Half Technology Tuesday released its IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for Detroit. The survey showed that 12 percent of Detroit-area chief information officers plan to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2014. That’s up 2 percentage points from the 10 percent projection from the prior six-month period, June to December of 2013.