Unemployment Webinar for Businesses with the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Click here to see the recording and slides.

Date & Time: Thursday May 14, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Join Sean Egan, Deputy Director for Labor; Ed Duggan, Senior Advisor; and Darryl Hunter, Tax and Employer Services Division Administrator, Unemployment Insurance all from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity for a presentation on unemployment and resources available to businesses. All businesses are welcome to join and there will be time for Q&A.

All businesses are welcome to register for the webinar here. 

The Alliance Supports Continued Permitting

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance recognizes the importance of maintaining continuity of government – particularly for keeping state agencies on the critical job of processing permit applications – during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.

The Alliance signed onto a letter supporting the Governor in her efforts to continue processing permits for environmental, developmental, and construction projects. Signatories recognize that permit applications submitted and processed today will make it easier for industries and businesses of all types to create and grow jobs. We all can do our part as we work together to recover and rebuild Michigan’s economy. Nearly 30 organizations from all over the state-supported the continuity of permitting to more quickly and efficiently begin work on projects that create and protect jobs as we emerge from the severe economic and employment impacts caused by the current health crisis.

Alliance Supports Midwest Governors

The Alliance recently joined forces with numerous chambers across the Midwest and Great Lakes region to support a coordinated reopening of our economy. Nearly 40 organizations supported the following statement:

“Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities.

Successfully combatting COVID-19 will require aggressive, collaborative action among governments, health care professionals, businesses, and citizens.  While actions taken in our individual states are central to our own recoveries, we all will continue to be impacted by decisions made – and not made – in other locales.

Recognizing that our economies are interconnected and that people regularly cross state boundaries to access jobs, services, and supplies, we support the efforts of our Governors to work together to establish coordinated recovery plans and protocols that will strengthen our economy and preserve our health and safety.

As organizations representing businesses in some of the hardest hit and most important economic engines in the nation, we will continue to serve as critical counselors to our leaders in our state capitols and Washington DC.”

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