Excerpt from the Holland Sentinel:
In desperate need of skilled labor employees, some Holland area business have turned to apprenticeships – teaching employees the skills necessary to advance and become a certified journeyman.
The labor market in West Michigan has become slim as Ottawa County and surrounding counties are facing unemployment rates below 4 percent. In April, Ottawa County’s unemployment was 3.1 percent.
While those rates are good for the economy, it’s created a problem for area employers that need to fill vacancies.
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