Looking for work? Hundreds of jobs will be up for grabs at a huge job fair coming up this week.
The latest Eye On Detroit shows how a local non-profit is doing pre-employment and skilled trades training. Kevin Callahan of Bruttel Roofing, Asenath Andrews and Chuck Pottenger of Life Build talk about one program teaching roofing.
Gov. Rick Snyder said that he wants prison inmates to get skills assessments and job training before they are released as part of an overhaul of Michigan’s criminal justice system.
The department says March’s regional unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.5 percent in the Ann Arbor area to a high of 10 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.
The layoffs are due to low sales of cars produced at the plant, including the Ford Focus and C-Max Hybrid.
The Detroit Department of Transportation wants to hire more than 100 bus drivers in an effort to improve transit services for customers.
“We should be proud that our hard work in reinventing Michigan is showing results,” Gov. Snyder said.
Despite the increase, unemployment does remain down from a year ago.
“The number one thing at Meijer is we’re looking for folks who give great customers service…”
Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order in December creating the department to house the state’s economic growth and job training efforts.