Monday, September 22, 2008

22 Job Seekers For Every Job Opening in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth's Michigan Talent Bank specializes in "bringing people and jobs together," but there's just one problem: There are almost 750,000 people in Michigan looking for jobs (or at least that's the number of resumes available), but only about 34,250 jobs available, a ratio of almost 22 job seekers per job available.

4 Comments:

At 9/22/2008 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do people HAVE to be from Michigan to post a resume? Do they remove old resumes from the same person?

I see your point, but my guess is the number of applicants from Michigan is probably lower.

 
At 9/23/2008 2:53 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Well it seems that its time and way past time for 21 of those 22 people to pick up stakes and move somewhere else where the work is...

 
At 9/23/2008 3:55 AM, OpenID sethstorm said...


Well it seems that its way past time

...to try forcing(direct or indirect) the hand of Michigan residents. It only encourages them just to dig their heels in deeper.

As for it being somewhat of a known practice, I'd wonder how many of those are just qualifiers for "we couldn't find a citizen [who could fully qualify to our intentionally citizen-hostile requirements]".

 
At 9/24/2008 11:35 AM, Blogger jimevans_2000 said...

Juandos said "Well it seems that its time and way past time for 21 of those 22 people to pick up stakes and move somewhere else where the work is..."

According to United Van Lines 2007 Migration report, Michigan tops the list (again) of states with more people relocating FROM than relocating TO:
"States in the Great Lakes region generally showed an outbound trend, according to United’s records. Ranked No. 1 on the high-outbound list last year, Michigan (67.8%) once again captured the top outbound spot."

The statistics are among the findings of United Van Lines’ 31st annual “migration” study that tracks where its customers, over the last 12 months, moved from and the most popular destinations.


http://www.unitedvanlines.com/mover/united-newsroom/press-releases/2008/2007-united-van-lines-migration-study.htm

 

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