Michigan Child-Welfare Agency Looking For Employees

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's child-welfare agency says it wants to hire more than 500 new college graduates as it tries to comply with an agreement to improve foster care, protective services and other responsibilities.
The Department of Human Services says it will hold recruitment events in February and March at Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, Marygrove College and Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. The first will be Feb. 8 in Marquette.
Human Services Director Maura Corrigan said Friday she's committed to meeting the terms of a 2008 consent decree aimed at improving child-welfare programs. A court-appointed monitor gave the department poor marks under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Students who expect to graduate in spring or summer are invited to attend. For more information go to http://www.michigan.gov/dhsjobs.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    The reason why they want to the 22 year olds is they want to get someone with energy. The 40 year olds who has been in the system have been burnt out and so negative. If people had a choice of hiring someone who is naive to the problems or someone who is only working for a paycheck, they would take the naive person.
  • by dan on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    One more, what is up with "new college graduates" in news stories ? I know for a fact we have unemployed and under employed relatively older college graduates out there. Oh, THOUSANDS of them by the way... working at McDonald's and minimum wage jobs. Is it because they have So many to choose from why not take the brand new ones ? They wanna make sure they are hiring people in debt ? Anyone ?
  • by Chris on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:18 AM
    Lets see, they shipped millions of jobs over seas. They know these people are now struggling, some of these people are even college graduates. Being poor is not a crime, but that is what your gonna target. I've told my friends that have girl friends that are pregnant not to answer any questions at the hospital when they give birth.
  • by dan on Feb 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM
    Eugenics is against the constitution.
  • by ANON on Feb 5, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    "Michigan's child-welfare agency says it wants to hire more than 500 new college graduates as it tries to comply with an agreement to improve foster care, protective services and other responsibilities." HERE WE GO AGAIN! LETS GET THOSE YOUNG, NO EXPERIENCE, "NEW GRADUATES" A JOB...FORGET OF THE THOUSANDS OF QUALIFIED PEOPLE WITH FAMILIES NEEDING AN INCOME THOUGH!!!
  • by Brenda Location: Charlotte on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:15 PM
    I think it is about time. Even if it is only one child placed in an abusive home that is to many. In foster care situations they interview the child in front of the parents. Now tell me what is that child supposed to do. Let's use our heads people and if there are doubts then don't place the child or take them out. How about talking to the children when they are placed in a different home about the one they just left? Let the workers drop in unannounced and see the true situation.
  • by Me Location: 48906 on Feb 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    College grads. What does that mean? Fresh meat at 22 years old? OR....anyone with a degree..be it 22 or 40 is eligible? I know it better not be an AGE factor!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    Timed just before the Presidents visit to Marquette imagine that
  • by non anonymous on Feb 5, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    Elitist looking out for the welfare of the peasants. Don't let these people anywhere near your children, especially if they got blond hair and blue eyes. It doesn't take a college grad to do these jobs they just want people who have been indoctrinated into their philosophy and world outlook.
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