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Talent Talks- With Rick Maher

Oct 19, 2021

Brittany Lenertz, Talent Solutions Director for West Michigan Works! joins the program to discuss the results of a wide-ranging survey that her organization conducted with job seekers. Brittany reveals insights gleaned from the survey and provides her thoughts about why people are not flocking back to work, even with...


Oct 5, 2021

Michele Martin, Director of Technical Assistance at the Heldrich Center, joins the program to discuss the mission of the Heldrich Center and its New Start Career Network. Discover some of the emotional challenges that the long-term unemployed face, and an innovative approach to provide the long-term unemployed...


Sep 21, 2021

Lori Strauss, from AARP Foundation’s Workforce Programs Team and leader of the Back to Work 50+ Program, joins the podcast to explain the unique challenges that 50+  workers face and how the AARP Foundation is stepping up to help. Discover the background of the AARP Foundation and the role that ageism plays for the...


Sep 1, 2021

  In this next episode in America’s Comeback from COVID Series, Dr. Nichole Torpey-Saboe, Director of Research and Insights for the Strada Education Network, joins the program to discuss youth – and the special challenges they face in reconnecting to education and getting back on track towards a career....


Aug 3, 2021

In this first episode of “America’s Comeback from COVID” series, Ofer Sharone, Professor of at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joins the program to reveal the challenges facing the long-term unemployed and older workers in particular. Discover what lessons we should take away from the end of the Great...