ABA Journal article “We have to get more of these people to the jobs they need,” said Jim Baker, the company’s president.
“They’re not coming here because they want to make money, they’re coming here to make the community better.”
Baker said the company is adding about 1,000 construction jobs each month.
It is not the first time Baker has seen a spike in new apprenticeships.
The company began accepting new apprentices in the early 2000s.
“We’re looking for people to do construction jobs,” Baker said.
Baker said his company, which employs about 3,000 people, is now looking to add about 1 to 1.5 million new jobs in the next four years.
The growth in construction jobs has been especially hard on the Michigan economy, which has seen the biggest drop in job growth in the nation.
“Our economic picture is not looking great,” Baker told the Associated Press.
The unemployment rate is about 5.4 percent, down from about 6.9 percent in February.
In recent years, the state has seen an influx of new construction workers.
But the number of new jobs is slowing, and the unemployment rate has stayed fairly steady at 4.4.
Baker’s company said that with the economy picking up steam, Baker has been looking for ways to increase the number and quality of construction jobs in Michigan.
The new apprenticeship program will allow companies to recruit and train more workers, while also increasing the number in the state.
For Baker, it’s a way to keep up with the growth of the labor force.
“It’s kind of like a pipeline, to get new talent,” he said.