Upper Peninsula hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at the inaugural Prosperity Awards. Among the honorees were the Upper Peninsula Health Care Roundtable, which works to address health care staffing shortages, and the Upper Peninsula Construction Regional Skills Alliance, an industry led organization comprised of trade representatives and construction industry management. The organizations were recognized for their work educating, training and recruiting the best and brightest workers to fill jobs in their local industries.
Shown with the award for the U.P. Health Care Roundtable are, from left: State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet; Pam McKenna from Tendercare Health Center in Munising; state Rep. Frank Foster, R- Petoskey; state Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan; Jordan Kennedy from Gov. Rick Snyder’s office; and state Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba; Deb Doyle of Michigan Works! The Job Force Board; and Gwen Worley of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Michigan Works!