2014 may be a good year for thousands of Detroiters looking for work… as the city rolls out a plan to help 25,000 residents find work.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday denying unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.
Among those stopping by the Michigan Works office Tuesday was Jacob Williams, who calls himself a “returning citizen.”
Recipients would also be cut off if they refuse to take a drug test.
The Strategic Fund told the Legislature the companies created 75 percent of the jobs promised.
Michigan’s jobless rate remains higher than the nation’s July rate …
The state says Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 8.4 percent in the latest month as the size of the workforce and the number of people employed both grew.
The rate was 8.8 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April 2012.
The state says 62 former workers at a Vlasic pickle factory have pleaded guilty and will make $960,000 in restitution for fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits.
It’s that time of year again. With graduation approaching thousands of Michigan teens will be seeking a summer job.