DBusiness Daily Update: JVS Human Services Begins Hiring Blitz for 45 Direct Care Staff, UWM to Host Oakland County COVID-19 Vaccination Site, and More
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JVS Human Services begins hiring Blitz for 45 direct care staff
Southfield-based JVS Human Services is launching a hiring campaign to recruit 45 new employees for positions working with people with disabilities.
Twenty-five of those positions will be summer employees employed to work as job coaches for high school students with disabilities who complete internships in the greater Detroit area. These positions could be suitable for students interested in social services, social work or psychology, or teachers on summer leave. Other new employees will be employed at positions in Southfield and Detroit, where they will work with participants with disabilities in various skills development, employment and engagement programs.
The need for additional staff is due to the restart of in-person programming at agency centers. Full-time employees are eligible for a bonus of $ 500 after 90 days of employment, and summer job coaches are eligible for a bonus of $ 200, depending on reliability. Full-time employees receive a competitive benefit package, including medical and dental insurance. Starting pay starts at $ 12 an hour.
“If you are committed to working with people on the path to employment and community inclusion, this is a great opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Aubrey Macfarlane, COO of JVS Human Services.
The preliminary interviews on Zoom will take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on March 25, April 1, April 8 and April 15. For the Zoom link, a detailed job description, or to complete an application, visit here.
UWM to host Oakland County COVID-19 vaccination site
United Wholesale Mortgage in Pontiac will host an Oakland County Health Division COVID-19 vaccination site at its UWM sports complex starting April 2.
The county plans to vaccinate between 1,000 and 3,000 residents per day at the site, which has the capacity to increase to 5,000 appointments per day if an adequate supply of vaccines becomes available. Vaccinations will only be done by appointment. The county health division will be removing appointments from the county’s Save Your Spot list, which currently has around 600,000 registrations. To subscribe to the Save Your Spot list, visit here.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to help our community in Oakland County,” said Mat Ishbia, President and CEO of UWM. “The vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, and we are proud to do our part to ensure that community members have easy access to get vaccinated and play a role in protecting themselves and their loved ones. “
Oakland County chose the UWM Sports Complex because of its large, highly visible interior space and the fact that it is centrally located in the county with access to major highways.
As of March 17, more than 284,000 residents of Oakland County have received more than 440,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, nearly two in three people aged 65 and over in Oakland County have received at least their first dose.
United Wholesale Mortgage purchased the UWM sports complex, formerly known as Ultimate Soccer Arena, in November 2020. The 378,400 square feet contains four football fields, with one currently being converted into a training space for members of the UWM team. , and the other three remaining intact. for community use.
Eaton Automotive Group Launches Toyota Aftermarket Products
Eaton, the Galesburg-based power management company (east of Kalamazoo), has released an aftermarket ELocker differential for manual transmission Toyota Tacoma mid-size pickup trucks, 2016 to present model years with an 8 crown. , 9 inches and a 32 spline axle.
This is one of 14 new aftermarket differential part numbers for a variety of recent Eaton vehicles.
In addition, Eaton has introduced 11 other ELocker differentials over the past year that are suitable for Toyota 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Tundra and older Tacoma models.
“We heard the demands of Toyota truck enthusiasts and got to work to meet their needs,” said Corneliu Bogdan, aftermarket strategy director for Eaton’s automotive group in North America. “We are excited to introduce new products that help them enjoy their outdoor lifestyle. “
The Eaton ELocker is an electronic locking differential designed for drivers who want full control and traction on demand. It features mesh forged gears for the strength and durability needed for off-road and recreational riding. Electronic controls provide operator selectable operation and increased reliability over similar air operated products. With the simple flip of a switch on the instrument panel, drivers can conveniently engage their differential to a 100 percent locked position and return to an open position.
In addition to the new Tacoma ELocker app, Eaton’s Vehicle Group recently introduced Detroit Truetrac differential apps for the latest RAM 1500 V-6 and V-8 pickup models, General Motors 1500 pickup trucks with V-8 engines and the Ford S550 2015 and newer. Mustangs with 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, 3.7L V6 and 5.0L V8 engines.
Sterling Bancorp sells Washington branch to Port Angeles federal premier
Southfield-based Sterling Bancorp Inc., the savings holding company of Sterling Bank and Trust, has agreed to sell its Bellevue, Wash. Branch to the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Port Angeles, a Washington state chartered bank.
The transfer is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021. It includes deposit accounts with a current total balance of approximately $ 77.7 million and all branch premises and equipment. The agreement provides that the buyer intends to offer employment to all associated personnel.
“The pending sale of our Bellevue, WA branch represents another step in our strategy to exit ancillary activities and focus on our core markets,” said Thomas M. O’Brien, CEO of Sterling. . “We are confident that our deposit clients at the Bellevue office will be very well served by the First Fed team. In addition, I believe that First Fed’s local presence as well as its growth opportunities in this market will provide important career opportunities for our very talented staff.
A virtual panel discusses water affordability at 4 p.m. today
We, the people of Detroit, join the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and Fresh Water Future to host a virtual event today at 4 p.m., featuring frontline speakers from the national struggle for access to the water.
The panel will discuss lessons learned from the successful implementation of the Water Accessibility Structure in American Cities and an exploration of the relationship between water access and structural racism in the United States. .
Panelists include Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale University; Coty Montag, senior counsel for NAACP LDF; Nadia Gaber of We the People of Detroit: Community Research Collective; Mary Grant, director of the Water for All Public Campaign; Rianna Eckel, lead organizer of Food and Water Watch; Robert Ballenger of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia; Monica Lewis-Patrick, President and CEO of We the People of Detroit; and Peter Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.
Tiana Starks of We the Youth of Detroit will moderate the discussion.
To register, visit here.
Yes We CNA healthcare training center opens in Grixdale neighborhood
Yes We CNA, a healthcare training facility, opens today at 2 p.m. in the Grixdale neighborhood of Detroit after a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Kevin Johnson, President and CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corp .; and Samania Peterson, owner of Yes We CAN, are scheduled to participate in the grand opening of the 18820 Woodward Ave.
Upon completion of courses at Yes We CNA, students receive a certificate that qualifies them to work in a number of healthcare-related positions in hospitals and home care facilities. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to care for people who are unable to take care of themselves or who need help with activities of daily living.
Yes We CNA received a $ 30,000 grant for Motor City Match Round 15 and is one of several Black, Women and Detroit-owned businesses that receive support from MCM, the City of Detroit and the Detroit Economic Growth Corp.