Michigan Has More Jobs Available Than Qualified Candidates
Have a college degree, but can’t find work? Now might be a good time to move (back) to Michigan. A recent article in the Detroit Free Press points out:
of the top 50 occupational openings in Michigan in coming years, 64% will require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree or higher. But only about 26% of Michigan residents have attained that much education.
When the jobs that need an associate’s degree are added in, the percentage requiring at least some college rises to at least 76% of all the openings.
The article also points out that there are nearly 100,000 current job openings in the state. But Because of the “education gap”, many of the open jobs remain unfilled.