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Coding the Future and GM’s Downsizing « Detroit News Watch

Southfield (Detroit News Watch) – As Grand Circus Detroit celebrates its sixth year of helping people learn computer coding, the need for such skills is greater than ever as people look to retool their careers following more layoffs in the Motor City. Damien Rocchi, CEO of Grand Circus Detroit, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain (Credit: Meggan Jacobs, CBS 62 Writer/Producer) ...

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Ford Shuffling Workers To Increase Production Of Big SUVs « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is shuffling workers at several factories so it can make more hot-selling full-size SUVs. The company says the moves will increase production of Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions. Navigator sales are up 81 percent through October, while Expedition sales rose 3.9 percent. Ford plans to add 500 jobs at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville that ...

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Michigan OKs Incentives It Says Will Create 4,500 Jobs « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan board has approved tax breaks and other incentives the state says will create more than 4,500 jobs, including 2,500 at Ford Motor Co. as part of the automaker’s plan to renovate Detroit’s train depot and redevelop nearby properties for researching and developing self-driving vehicles. The Strategic Fund board Tuesday authorized putting the Corktown properties ...

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Community group looks to start tool library on far east side

In recent years, a group of community members have spearheaded efforts to revive the East Warren commercial corridor. They’ve done this through cleanups, redeveloping abandoned buildings, and growing interest in homeownership in the far east neighborhoods of MorningSide and East English Village.  The community has dubbed the project Restorin’ E. Warren. Every revival effort of this kind requires tools. And ...

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Apartments for veterans in North End nears completion, launches holiday fundraising campaign

As renovations continue on the historic Saint Rita Apartments, Central City Integrated Health, the organization behind the redevelopment, has launched a holiday giving campaign to help furnish the apartments for the building’s future residents. With an estimated Spring 2019 completion date, CCIH will soon be opening the Saint Rita’s 26 one-bedroom apartments to the area’s most vulnerable populations. Veterans, along ...

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How Detroit businesses and institutions are contributing to employee welfare with on-site childcare

Finding quality childcare and preschool can be a discouraging process for families in Detroit. This article is the third in a series that has dug into alternative childcare options for working families. Find the first article on Detroit Radical Childcare Collective here and the second article on Detroit Parent Collective here.   Joe Dudek, a senior account manager at Quicken Loans, lives ...

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GM Slashes Thousands Of Jobs In Tech Shift « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. The GM layoffs come amid the backdrop of a trade wars between the U.S., China and Europe that likely will lead ...

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Three generations of family contribute to success of butcher shop in southwest Detroit

This article is the third in a series exploring the joys and challenges of running a family-owned business. Read the first two entries on Danto Furniture and Detroit Green Carrot. A few years ago, Salvador Enriquez nearly closed down his family business. It took his daughter’s entrepreneurial eye to see the potential for growth and convince the Mexican immigrant to ...

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