From Michigan Radio:
A new study finds there are many challenges to Detroit residents accessing job opportunities.Related content:
The report, Detroit’s Untapped Talent: Jobs and On-Ramps Needed, was commissioned by JP Morgan Chase and Company and was compiled by Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.
Jeannine La Prad helped prepare the report.
La Prad says the Detroit unemployment rate is chronically twice that of the statewide unemployment rate. She found that factor has been compounded by an insufficient number of jobs in Detroit, a mismatch between the skills and educational requirements for what jobs are available, and a lack of support structures like childcare and reliable transportation.
- Detroit Skills Gap Report (JP Morgan Chase & Company)
- Detroit unemployment remains more than twice level of state, nation (Michigan Chronicle)
- Youth Unemployment in Michigan is At An All-Time High (WDET)