Construction companies look for new workers as new jobs flow into Michigan
Fox 47 News
July 12, 2018
There’s no question that Michigan has a dire need for road improvements. Aside from complaints from all of us driving them, the last infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a D- on roads, tied for the worst grade with Michigan’s stormwater system.
The good news is that billions of dollars worth of road projects are being earmarked for Michigan. In metro Detroit, we’ve seen massive projects like I-696 and I-75, but the reality is that an influx of cash doesn’t fix the problem if the workers aren’t around for the jobs.
“These jobs are not going to be outsourced, they’re not going overseas so we need people,” said Ken Bertolini, the director of workforce development at Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association. “We need local people to fulfill that work obligation.”...