A couple more job fairs are scheduled for this week.
Wednesday the Walmart in Kentwood held a job fair to fill positions for a new store that is coming to Wyoming on 54th Street.
The company says the hiring center is also open Monday - Friday from 9-4 and will take applications.
Today, Thursday, the Grand Rapids Chair Company plans a job fair to fill 14 new jobs. That event will run from 10am - 6 pm at the company's Byron Center facility on 84th Street. The company says they are looking to fill manufacturing jobs ranging from general labor, to welders, to woodworkers.
â- Firefighters in Arizona and California have their hands full battling wildfires. In Arizona, a blaze between Flagstaff and Sedona increased to 32 square miles yesterday. In the foothills of Central California, a blaze has grown to 1,300 acres, and fire officials are urging residents in parts of Mariposa County to evacuate. The blaze has destroyed three buildings and is 20 percent contained.
Meanwhile, firefighters on Alaska's largest wildfire have welcomed the first smattering of rain that could help with containment.
The Funny River Fire had burned over 280 square miles of mostly wild lands within the nearly 3,000-square-mile Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Weather forecasters say rain is expected through the end of the week.
The wind also pushed the fire east into wild refuge land.
Firefighters say several consecutive days of significant moisture are needed to alter the fire, which is being fought with 670 people.
When it comes to issues like navigating health care reform, Medicare, and long-term care, Michigander have plenty of questions, which is why the experts from AARP Michigan are once again hitting the road for a series of discussions and informational meetings across the state. Andrew Farmer says one of the goals of the "Health Decisions Tour" is to help Michigander cut through the rhetoric when it comes to issues like the Affordable Care Act.
The Health Decisions Tour kicks off Tuesday in Lansing, and will include stops in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit, Marquette, Kalamazoo, and Jackson in the coming weeks. More information is available at: aarp.org/mi.
Ottawa County authorities say a two car crash sends one woman to the hospital.
Sgt. Steve Austin says 63-year old Jackie Bates was leaving the Admiral Gas Station on US 31 in Grand Haven Township in her 2007 Subaru Forrester when she was hit by an SUV. Bates was wearing a seat belt. She is listed in critical condition.
32-year old Jane Novak was driving a 2002 GMC Envoy that struck Bates. She was also wearing a seat belt and received non-life threatening injuries.
Kent County authorities believe theyâve broken a major crime case involving stolen automobile parts.
Kent County UnderSheriff John Hess tells us it accounts for about 20 cases ranging from Hastings to Cadillac. The multi-jurisdictional effort contributed to solving the case. All the stolen items have been returned to their rightful owners.
The burglaries included a one of a kind auto transmission, a Triumph motorcycle, a golf cart as well as clubs and tools. Hess says the suspects have all been identified and are expected in court.