Creating the 21st-Century Workforce

Project Dates

06/01/2006 - 09/30/2006


This project created a uniform approach to working with employers by assessing the local workforce and economy. Researchers developed a coordinated, regionally led rapid response process to address plant closings and mass lay-offs by incorporating a lay-off aversion component with the intent of minimizing plant closings and lay-offs. The project also focused on developing, attracting, and retaining talent to build and support the 21st Century economy. A communications strategy targeted at partners, employers, and the general public was developed and implemented.


Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth

Subject Area

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Job security and unemployment dynamics