Articles from Job Seekers
My Journey: Mentors are On the Top of the Guest List!

 By Bernadette Johnson

“When embarking on a journey, never ask directions from someone who  has never left home.”  ~Chinese Proverb
I was asked to share why I chose to be a mentor.  Ironically, I found that I was unable to share my "why" without first exploring my personal mentoring experience.  Being raised by a single working parent in an inner city environment created the need for mentors. This environment is fertile ground for making choices that may not serve your greatest self.  My mentors, when I was growing up taught me to respect myself, be an independent thinker,  a leader and instilled the thought of I could do anything if I put my mind to it. 
Read More Sunday, November 29, 2020
Jill on Money: Free trade: Good or bad for America?

 By Jill Schlesinger

Tribune Content Agency
There has been a lot of trash talk about U.S. trade policy this political season. Candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have led the rallying cries about how trade deals have killed U.S. jobs and upended the economy, which is a great way to incite disgruntled voters. However, as always, the facts are a bit murkier. 
Read More Sunday, April 17, 2016
10 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

The interview process can be daunting.  Get some tips to make the process easier.

Read More Sunday, July 12, 2015
Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security

 WASHINGTON, D.C.--It’s no secret that retirement security is eroding for many Americans.

“Half of today’s working-age households are unlikely to have enough resources to maintain their standard of living once they retire,” according to the National Retirement Risk Index, compiled by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research.
Read More Sunday, November 30, 2014
Local News Briefs

Ingham County Health Department Helps Kids Get Ready to Go ‘Back-to-School’

Michigan Women’s Commission to Survey Female Veterans
Findings Will Help Policy Makers Develop and Deliver Targeted Services to Michigan’s Women Veterans

You, your family and friends, consumers of our services are all invited to join us for agency 50th Year Anniversary Celebration on Monday, September 8, 2014. 
Read More Sunday, August 10, 2014

 Application Deadline is March 31 
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is seeking qualified individuals to work on upcoming 2014 Election Days on May 6th, August 5th, and November 4th. This is a great opportunity to perform a needed service and earn $120 or more per Election Day. The deadline to submit an application to work all three dates is Monday, March 31.

Read More Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hope Still Out for Older Job Seekers


By Rick Garcia
After receiving my first AARP membership in the mail, I knew I would soon belong to a membership that can not be avoided - Being a Senior Citizen.
Read More Sunday, September 8, 2013
Job Seekers: U.S. Probation Officer - Deadline is December 31, 2012

The U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Michigan is accepting applications for one full time United States Probation Services Officer to be assigned to the Kalamazoo or Lansing, MI branch office.
Read More Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Ask Tamara: She Wants Me to Throw Out Photos of My Ex

Dear Tamara:

My wife was cleaning out the attic and found a box with several photos I had of ex girlfriends and mementos from previous relationships. All of the photos and items are really old and have been in that box in the attic long before we got married and she moved in.

She is upset because I refused to throw them all away. She says that I am disrespecting her and our marriage by keeping them. She accused me of living in the past. I tried to explain to her that they were just old photos and memories from my past, long before she and I ever even met.

Read More Sunday, May 6, 2012
April is Poetry Month: Advice from a Dead Man Walking
HBO Def Poet, Amir Sulaiman, pays a visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing for a 
free performance.    Courtesy photo
By Dua S. Aldasouqi
E. LANSING, MI -- Renowned poet and activist, Amir Sulaiman, flew into Michigan from California on April 13 to perform at the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing. He was there to give a short free show. The Center gym was packed with over 150 members of the Center and local Greater Lansing Area residents. Amir Sulaiman is also an accomplished writer, educator, and recording artist. He is a two time HBO Def Poet (an HBO television show, a play off of "Def Comedy Jam" with poets).
Read More Sunday, April 22, 2012
Program aimed at raising 
awareness, saving lives
LANSING, MI -- McLaren Cancer Institute, with locations in Lansing and across the state, is teaming with the American Cancer Society to offer free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits during March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
The screening kits are being offered to people age 50 and older or those with a family history of colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, killing more than 50,000 Americans each year.  
Read More Sunday, March 11, 2012
Job Seekers: Peckham, Inc.: Youth Services Staff

Under the supervision of the Footprints Coordinator, the Youth Services Staff position is responsible for the direct care of the youth entrusted to Peckham Incorporated.  Youth Services Staff have the responsibility of providing a safe, caring, team environment.  Additionally, Youth Services Staff will participate in the development, implementation, and documentation of each adolescent's treatment plan, attend to personal, health, and behavioral needs of the adolescents and other duties including light housekeeping, assisting with homework, cooking, completing required paperwork, and participating with residents in their community activities and recreational activities.

Read More Friday, January 13, 2012
Job Seekers: Shabazz Academy Facility Consultant

Position: Facility Consultant
Deadline:    February 3rd, 2012

Read More Saturday, January 7, 2012
Job Seekers: CNA

Do you know anyone who is receiving unemployment benefits or has recently exhausted unemployment benefits?  If they are looking for a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant, there is FREE training.

Read More Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Job Seekers: Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

Read More Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Job Seekers: Child & Family Services, Capital Area - Permanency Specialist

The Permanency Specialist must have a degree in Social Work or a related field. Experience will include a minimum of 2 years working with children and families in a child welfare service delivery system;  Working knowledge and effective use of community resources; 

Read More Friday, January 14, 2011


Read More Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Freedom of Information Act - Your Right to Know

Journalists and citizens who file Freedom of Information Act requests often expect delay or denial, unfortunately, that can impact  your daily life. Oftentimes, the lack of information provided by governmental agencies limit the ability to investigate issues, protect individuals or open the doors of justice. istockphoto

Read More Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunshine Week: Your Right to Know

Did you know that you can ask for the documents below under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act)?

Read More Friday, February 26, 2010
Interpersonal EDGE: Workplace Achilles Heel: Do You Know Yours?

By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Media Services
Q. I have a coworker who is talented, smart and proactive. He also flies off the handle any time he thinks anyone is controlling him. How do I make it clear I am NOT trying to control him?
Read More Thursday, February 25, 2010
Job Seekers: Census 2010 is Hiring Now!

 Here’s how accepting a job can affect your unemployment benefits…

Read More Thursday, February 25, 2010
Interpersonal EDGE: Want Office Harmony? Read This!

  By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Media Services
Q. I just started a new job and one of the reasons I took it is everyone in the office seemed to get along so well. However, the better I get to know my coworkers the more conflict I can see. How do I do a better job of screening for a harmonious workplace?
Read More Monday, February 15, 2010

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