You might hear me say there are jobs in Michigan if you know where
to look and I'm sure a lot of people want to say "Okay, where should I
It's important to keep in mind the type of jobs that are out there,
the kind that are constantly looking to be filled. While the "dream
jobs" might not be available like they used to, jobs are still jobs. I
firmly believe anyone in Michigan with a college education who wants a
job can find one. The data backs that assertion up- less than 2% of
college educated people in Michigan are unemployed. It's the low
skilled, blue-collar workers that may have a difficultly finding the
jobs that can best use their minimal skills.
Even so, certain industries, such as logistics, are still growing.
Two weeks ago, Artisan Associates Inc. and National Logistics
Management, two large logistics companies announced plans to merge by
the end of the year. As a result of this merger, the newly formed
company is expected to double in size in the near future.
I hate to say "I told you so," but despite what major media outlets
are constantly reporting, not every job market in Michigan is
Global Insight, and economic forecasting organization, predicts the
trucking industry will grow nearly 3.4% annually for the next decade,
by the end of which there will be a need for nearly 320,000 new
drivers. That's a lot of new jobs. Sure, they won't all be in Michigan,
but as this merger shows, the state will definitely see the benefits of
this growing industry.