Advisory - State Department of Labor & Economic Growth Participating in Job Connections Expo for General Motors WorkersContact:
Mario L. Morrow (517) 373-9280Agency:
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
2008 – The Michigan
Department of Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG) will be presenting information
about its No Worker Left Behind program at a Job Connections Expo taking place in Flint
on May 6.
by General Motors Corporation and the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Job
Connections Expo is aimed at GM workers who are considering buyout options or
DLEG and Michigan Works! Agency representatives will
be on hand to explain the No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) program, Governor Granholm's initiative to offer up to two years worth of free
tuition at any Michigan community college, university, or
other approved training programs for training in high demand occupations and
emerging industries or entrepreneurial endeavors. NWLB gives Michigan workers the opportunity to acquire
the skills they need to win good-paying jobs in today's global economy.
The Expo is
a one-day opportunity for GM workers to learn from retirement experts, gather
information about educational resources, and learn about franchise
opportunities and other options for starting a business. Hiring companies will
The Flint Expo
will take place at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Boulevard, Grand Blanc, from 10:00
a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Expo is
open to all GM workers as well as their families. There is no charge to attend. Please be advised that the sessions are not open to the media;
however, participants may consent to be
interviewed at the conclusion of the session.
Schedule of upcoming opportunity
Dearborn – Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Dr., Dearborn; 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
May 8: Warren/Sterling
Heights – Sterling Inn/Best Western, 34911 Van Dyke Ave.; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 9: Lansing – Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave.; 10:00 a.m. – 7:00