BIZ BRIEFS

Star Staffing named to

fastest-growing list

Star Staffing Alpena was ranked 4,211 on Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, the local firm said in a news release.

“At Star Staffing Alpena great things in our business are never done by one person,” Pamela Richardson, president/CEO, said in a statement. “They’re done by our team of people and loyal clients whom know the value in our business.”

More information can be found online at inc.com/inc5000.

Local Michigan Works!

honored for goals

The Michigan Works! Northeast Michigan Consortium was among 11 Michigan Works! affiliates honored for hitting all Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates goals, according to a news release from the local office.

The local office earned the “5 of 5” recognition for hitting targets for graduation, job placement, positive outcomes such as further education, full-time placement and full-time jobs, according to the news release. The honor is given by Jobs for America’s Graduates, the umbrella organization overseeing the statewide program.

Statewide, Jobs for Michigan scored 95% in graduation rate, 67% in total job placement and military service, 85% in positive outcomes, 90% in full-time placement and 76% in full-time jobs.

Michigan Works!

expands

employer list

The Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium worked with 184 new employers in July, according to the office’s monthly newsletter.

Other stats for July:

∫ 1,692 total visitors to NEMC offices

∫ 107 total job postings placed by NEMC for employers

∫ 152 job postings employers have placed themselves