Points of View

  • Summer Jobs Teach Young People Employability Skills

    Summer Jobs Teach Young People Employability Skills

    Every summer, millions of young people are hired for summer jobs across the US. These jobs are important for their future success, but have benefits for employers as well.

  • The Disconnect Between Wealth and Work

    The Disconnect Between Wealth and Work

    Despite overall economic growth in recent decades, workers’ wages have not increased and many Americans have struggled to accumulate wealth. A report from the Aspen Institute explores the causes and ways to address this issue.

  • New Census data on age and race in West Michigan released
  • Five Features of Successful Onboarding
  • What Productivity Trends Say About the Future of Growth

    What Productivity Trends Say About the Future of Growth

    Growth in productivity is tied to higher wages and lower poverty rates for workers. An article from the Brookings Institute reveals that industries will have to embrace technology in order to see a growth in productivity. 

  • What You Need to Know About JOLTS

    What You Need to Know About JOLTS

    The JOLTS survey, which stands for Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, quantifies job openings, hires, and separations for businesses across the country.

  • Improving Literacy in West Michigan Schools

    Improving Literacy in West Michigan Schools

    Early childhood literacy is critical, and studies show that students must be proficient by third grade for later success. Learn about two programs in West Michigan helping to improve early literacy.

  • How Cities Can Meet Migration Needs

    How Cities Can Meet Migration Needs

    A report from 100 Resilient Cities details the ways that cities must adapt to accommodate mass migration and foster the potential economic growth that comes with increased populations.