Michigan needs to retain college graduates
Michigan now peers over the edge of a great precipice. Employers — many of whom already have difficulty finding the employees they need — are now facing a talent gap unlike any they’ve experienced before.
The state currently estimates a talent gap of more than 811,000 job openings through 2024 in high-demand fields like project management, IT, health care, business and other professions. Most of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree or more, yet Michigan does not currently have enough workers with this education level. This will have tremendous implications across our economy.