Worker shortage having a big impact on Michigan restaurants and customers
Michigan’s hospitality industry is one of many struggling with a labor shortage nationwide.
A new survey released by the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association shows a significant slowdown in any rebound the industry desperately needs. Officials say companies have seen declining profits, indoor dining and, more importantly, labor, threatening the sustainability of restaurants.
The famous Hudson Cafe in downtown Detroit is no stranger to the worker shortage plaguing businesses in the Detroit metro area and beyond. The popular breakfast and lunch spot is celebrating its tenth year in business this year, but with fewer workers.
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21-year-old college student will take the reins of his father’s construction business in Farmington Hills
Vinessa Palermo is only 21, but she’s about to take over a $ 70 million business.
It won’t be easy to replace Steve Palermo, a construction veteran at Lasalle Construction.
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How Tara Grant’s Children Turn Tragedy Into Domestic Violence Awareness Opportunity
When this tragedy first unfolded in 2007, Tara Grant’s children were only 4 and 6 years old.
Their young lives changed in an instant. Their mother was murdered by their own father and a custody battle began. It was Tara’s sister Alicia and her husband who not only received custody, but also the heavy responsibility of working to help these fragile children cope with such a devastating loss.
Today, Tara’s children, Ian and Lindsey, are back in Macomb County. They come back every year for Tara’s Walk. It’s a chance to remember their mother and help raise awareness about domestic violence.
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State closes Clarkston group home due to living conditions and workforce
An Oakland County group home is closed by the state of Michigan after allegations about how residents were being treated.
The state’s last investigation that shut down Heather Pines was in May. He found numerous violations of resident care staffing levels.
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Mount Clemens Middle School / High School Closes After Shooting Threat Was Discovered Written On Desk
Mount Clemens Middle School / High School is closed on Friday October 8 after a handwritten threat indicating that there would be a school shooting on Friday was found on a desk.
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Residents complain about foul, caustic odors from Detroit’s Stellantis plant
Residents who live near the Stellantis Mack assembly plant in eastern Detroit say the fumes from the plant are burning their throats.
âIt’s a burn in my throat,â said Victoria Thomas. “It’s like a chemical burn.”
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COVID in Michigan ??
Michigan reported 7,674 new COVID-19 cases and 92 virus-related deaths on Wednesday – an average of 3,837 cases over a two-day period.
Of the 92 deaths announced Wednesday, 47 were identified during a review of the files.
Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,047,011, including 21,231 deaths. Those numbers are up from 1,039,337 cases and 21,139 deaths as of Monday.
Testing has grown to around 30,000 diagnostic tests reported per day on average, with the 7-day positive rate at 10.61% Wednesday, slightly lower than the previous week due to increased testing volume. Hospitalizations have been increasing for several weeks.
The state’s 7-day moving average for daily cases was 3,491 on Wednesday – the highest since early May. The 7-day death average was 35 on Wednesday. The state’s death rate is 2.1%. The state is also reporting “active cases,” which were listed at 94,700 on Wednesday.
Michigan has reported more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered as of Wednesday, with 68.3% of 16+ residents have received at least one dose during 59.5% of 16+ residents are considered fully vaccinated.
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