Demand rising for middle-skilled jobs

Capital News Service
LANSING – Not everyone needs a bachelor’s degree. A recent national survey shows that employers have trouble filling middle-skilled jobs, and it said state-run programs could do more to help. The Michigan Manufacturers Association, or MMA, and local agencies say the same void exists around the state and they are working to fill it. There are more than 7,000 production job openings in Michigan and that number is expected to grow, said Delaney McKinley, director of human resource policy for MMA. In the next 10 years, 50  percent of production workers will retire.