Ben Baird and Charlie Crumm| Digital First Media
WASHTENAW COUNTY – Michigan’s improving economy and Washtenaw County’s economic growth means an improving summer jobs market for teens in between school years and looking for work from June through August.
Statewide, 210,000 teens ages 16-19, or slightly more than 83 percent, should be able to find work this summer, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
Shamar Herron, workforce development manager in the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, said overall Washtenaw County is doing very well with a total unemployment rate of 3.2 percent.
Many of the surrounding counties are also seeing good economic growth too, he said.
Even if someone is looking for temporary or seasonal work, he said the job market looks really good now for Washtenaw County. Whether temporary or not, he said many employers are looking for new talents and are open to young people.