Tomorrow, Muskegon Community College is hosting a jobs fair at 10 AM with over 50 employers seeking to fill at least 150 jobs! With West Michigan’s economy booming this is a great opportunity to see what jobs are currently available!
Yesterday I had very productive meetings with both Ducks Unlimited and the Audobon Society about conservation, habitat rehabilitation, and the important role the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative can play in achieving these goals!
Congratulations Lori Hastings on winning the 2018 Marge Wilson Service Award! Though your efforts with Lori's Voice you have helped so many families across West Michigan overcome the challenges they face. Your leadership and commitment serves as an inspiration to us all and demonstrates what a special place West Michigan truly is.
More good news! The booming economy continues to provide opportunity for hardworking Americans at a historic pace: job “openings just hit a record high, the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to a 48-year low of 3.7% and hiring remains robust.”
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to tour Whitehall Industries in Ludington who recently finished a major expansion that also created more than 50 new jobs. During the tour we also discussed the importance of making sure our workforce has the skill set to match openings available today and in the future of manufacturing.