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$2.5M in grants going to business groups to address labor shortages

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity awarded a total of $2.5 million in Michigan Industry Cluster Approach 3.0 grants to business groups across the state to address labor shortages. The funding is designed to support activities like talent recruitment, creating customized training programs, providing support services like transportation and child care, financial planning education, and success coaching to enhance retention and career mobility.

Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! was among the 11 organizations awarded with a $250,000 grant. Read more here.

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