Michigan - a state where jobs are dominated by automotive staffing - may soon get a shot in the arm from its governor, who recently unveiled a plan to put the state back to work.
According to the Midland Daily News, unemployment in the Wolverine State is around 10.6 percent and Governor Rick Snyder is attempting to lower that figure through a number of initiatives.
One of the things Snyder said he hoped to accomplish was to bring the talent of workers in the state in line with the job opportunities that exist there. There are reportedly 77,000 open jobs in the state.
"We are missing part of the equation," Snyder said during a Special Message to the Legislature on Talent Development news conference. "We are not aligning talent where the opportunities are."
One way the governor plans to accomplish this is through the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website, which intends to bring employers and potential candidates together.
For Michigan to improve its employment numbers, automotive staffing will likely need to play a large role. According to the Detroit News, about 52 percent of autoworkers in the U.S. are in Michigan and some experts predict that figure will only rise in coming years.