Detroit is making plans to lay-off 400 to 500 city employees in the new year.
The Dow Chemical Co. will eliminate about 2,400 jobs and close roughly 20 manufacturing plants as part of a restructuring aimed at coping with slowing economic growth in Europe and elsewhere. Dow Tuesday reported sharply lower sales and profits for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, blaming slowdowns in Europe and China.
Several state workers who say they provide employment services to 1.5 million disabled Michiganders are fighting back against a plan to lay them off by the end of the month.
Major changes coming to Detroit’s water department will reduce staff by 80 percent.
A federal grant will allow Detroit to keep more than 100 firefighters scheduled to be laid off.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he’s laying off 164 city firefighters, but that he expects the city will get a federal grant to fund and restore 108 of those positions
Hostess Brands Inc. has told Michigan officials that it could lay off all of its 381 employees at 20 locations in the state if the company liquidates as part of its bankruptcy restructuring.
An illegal strike is one of several options by unions upset that Detroit is trying to balance its books by laying off hundreds of workers and imposing steep concessions.
Workforce reductions are part of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s budget plan, detailed to City Council on Monday.
DFT President Keith Johnson says a new state law leaves it up the the district which teachers will stay and go.