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Kris Saunders and her fiancee, who currently get by on Kris' income as a third-year apprentice carpenter
‘You’re So Marketable’: What a Michigan Carpenter Wants You to Know About Skilled Trades Right Now

President Joe Biden's infrastructure law will create thousands of new construction jobs, but the industry has struggled to recruit young workers. Kris Saunders' story highlights the benefits of the skilled trades: a debt-free path to the middle-class.

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‘Autumn of Discontent’: Labor Strikes Stretch Longer, More Brewing

Daniel Golodner would have lost his job when he was sick if not for his union. He's not shocked to see more strikes during the pandemic.

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Michigan Supports Small Businesses, Creates Jobs With COVID Relief Funds

Here’s how Michigan is growing its middle class through supporting its businesses and skills programs. 

Mid-sized pickup trucks and full-size vans are seen in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced in this March 2021 photo. A global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors to cut production at some North American factories over the past year. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Leading the Charge: Michigan Meets Demand For Key Electric Vehicle Part

Here’s why Michigan is primed to meet the growing demand for semiconductor manufacturing head-on.

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Biden Administration Adding New Connections to Education, Training, and Aid

A new website to find schools is announced as people look for work, consider job changes, or monitor a big infrastructure jobs bill.

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No College, No Problem: These Michigan Career Paths Prioritize On-the-Job Experience

No college debt and a promising future is what drew Cory Henion to be an apprentice. This trend is getting a big push in Michigan in 2021. 

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Michigan Is Preserving Hundreds of Acres of Farmland Through a New Grant

More than 400 acres have already been preserved, ensuring future generations will have the land they need to grow crops that are Pure Michigan.