Workforce @ Work

March 30, 2021

What is “The Internet of Things”? | Workforce @ Work Ep. 5

From smart thermostats and refrigerators, it seems like everything is connected to the internet! Rich Chang discusses the possibilities – and risks – of the “Internet of Things.”
February 24, 2021

Meet the Future’s Architect | Workforce @ Work Ep. 4

How do you train for a job that doesn’t exist yet? Michael Davis shares how he transitioned from a sales background to Manager Future Solutions Architect at Verizon Wireless.
February 5, 2021

Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth​ with Michael Davis | Workforce @ Work

Michael Davis, Manager – Solutions Architect at Verizon wireless, joins us for a very special episode of Workforce @ Work to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth​. Tune in to learn about some notable black figures and Michael’s experience at Verizon!
January 27, 2021

What is “Industry 4.0”? | Workforce @ Work Ep. 3

We are going through the greatest economic transformation in history. Technology has revolutionized the workplace and brought with it new opportunities – and new challenges. Bill Rayl and Tom Kelly tell all about this new industrial revolution! #WorkforceAtWork
January 25, 2021

The Road We Travel Together

Michigan Works! is sometimes mistaken for the Unemployment Insurance Agency, but we are separate organizations.  The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is part of the State of Michigan’s Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity (LEO), while Michigan Works! Southeast is a non-profit organization separate from the government.  It’s easy for some […]
December 28, 2020

Luann Dunsford Reveals Why Work Matters | Workforce @ Work Ep. 2

When you light a fire inside someone and provide the support they need, something magical happens!  Luann Dunsford, CEO of the Michigan Works! Association, reveals what “workforce development” really means for you.
December 14, 2020

Why Your Employees are Leaving

Luann is a custodian at a medium-sized business in Jackson.  Her work isn’t glamorous, but she likes the consistent hours, and the repetition can be meditative.  However, getting to work is very difficult for Luann as she needs to commute nearly 45 minutes each day from her home in Onsted.  […]
November 24, 2020

Bill Sleight Answers “What is Workforce?” | Workforce @ Work Ep. 1

Bill Sleight has seen our economy evolve throughout his nearly 40-year career in Workforce Development.  What exactly is “workforce” and what does the future hold?  The retired Executive Director of Michigan Works! Southeast shares his insight with his successor!