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There continues to be a
workforce shortage in Muskegon County. The challenge remains connecting qualified talent to employers.
Health Care, Retail and Manufacturing are currently the top industries advertised, according to
West Michigan Works! data for February 2019. The top occupations advertised online were Retail Salespersons, Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses, Trailer Truck Drivers and Production Workers.
There are several resources available to both employers and job seekers.
This past March, a FIRST Robotics Michigan District Competition was hosted at Orchard View High School. Dozens of teams from all over Michigan were in attendance, including the M.A.R.S (
Muskegon Area Robotics Students) Rovers.
Robotics team members learn concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math by constructing robots designed to complete specific tasks.