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There's a grassroots group in Kalamazoo's Edison Neighborhood gaining national attention for its success finding employment for harder-to-place job seekers, like ex-offenders, those with disabilities and single mothers re-entering the workforce. Momentum Urban Employment Initiative was founded four years ago this October. Ninety-three percent of its participants get full-time jobs, officials say. 


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(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a fight brewing in the Legislature over compensation for people wrongly accused of ripping off the state’s unemployment compensation system. Democrats say the state’s response has been too little, too late for people who were wrongly tagged by a computer program for fraud. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A group of experts will try to figure out how a state computer glitch wrongly accused thousands of people of fraud. Between October of 2013 and August of 2015, the agency’s processing system wrongfully accused tens of thousands of people of unemployment fraud. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly to 4.6 percent. But it’s not because more people are working. The one-tenth of a percentage point is because of a shrinking number of people competing for jobs. 

The latest report on West Michigan’s industrial economy finds it was flat last month. 

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