Airs Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 11am

This week on Street Beat, we’re looking at the employment picture…with the focus on recruiting talent, rebranding yourself, and retraining for new opportunities.

Up first, Amy Cell, the Senior Vice President for Talent Enhancement for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation discusses new opportunities in the state and how our residents can take advantage of them.

Watch Street Beat Sundays at 11 a.m. on CW50 Detroit.

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Then Community Correspondent William Malcolm discusses the importance of personal branding with Hajj Flemings, a branding specialist.

Next Community Correspondent Cindy Kainz finds out about retraining grants from Holger Ekanger, Director for Workforce and Continuing Education with Macomb Community College.  Call 586-498-4100 for additional information about the grants.

Finally, Community Correspondent Rosalie Kakos learns the importance of internships for students from Wendy Pittman, the Executive Director of Intern in Michigan.

Comments (9)
  1. Jacqueline Grimes says:

    Where’s the interview done with Hajj Flemings on Jan. 22, 2012? Thank you.

    1. Ehsan says:

      I think free retnainirg and placement programs would not be an option for the government under a true free market. Because that would require that companies pay the taxes that they owe to support such training. It also implies that job training will lead to job security which I would argue is a fallacy.

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  2. JorgeMSU says:

    Hey Jacqueline,

    It should be live sometime today. We’ve been playing catchup. Thanks for watching Street Beat and visiting!

    1. Jacqueline Grimes says:

      Thank you, Jorge!! I enjoyed this piece by Malcolm on Hajj Flemings. Yes, I’ll stay tuned to CW50. And I have some programming suggestions, if that’s ok, to share later.

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  3. JorgeMSU says:

    Sure! You can send Street Beat related comments to If you want to just leave a comment here, that’s cool too. I can pass along to the right people.

  4. Waqar says:

    I know, my bfelies seem at odds with each other. But, a responsible government uses the market when appropriate, such as the provision of most everyday goods and services for its citizens; and, it uses taxation and mandate for societal functions not served appropriately by a market, such as education, health care or fire protection.You’re right, retraining and placement would not be considered pure free market. You’re also right, I imply that freely available, high quality job retraining increases job security. Specifically, effective retraining would increase the chance of a displaced worker finding another job, decrease the amount of time required to do so, and increase the pay of the displaced worker. Of course, the keyword is effective’ training. Our government doesn’t have great track records implementing such programs.I believe:1. Free trade greatly increases societal well-being.2. Allowing free trade has short-term consequences for a small subset of society: displaced workers. Often these displaced workers are low-income and have few resources to deal with major career changes.3. Restricting free trade has long-term consequences for all of society: sluggish economic growth (lower well-being).4. We make some sort of decision: restrict free trade (hurting all of society in the long run) or allow free trade (hurting a smaller subset of society in the near future). I strongly believe it is better for all of society to allow free trade.5. Given the decision to allow free trade, and considering that nearly all of society benefits from free trade, it is our moral responsibility to use a small portion of these benefits to aid the small subset of the population that is hurt by free trade in the short run.

  5. Hocine says:

    I would also argue that swleor growth is not the same things as sluggish growth. a CD bought at the bank is going to be sluggish growth, but there’s more security in it. I’m still not sure how restricting free trade hurts society in the long run. Unless it were coupled with strict nationalization to allow the cost of living to be maintained at a feasible rate.

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