Dearborn, Michigan – The job hunt is on, as the state’s governor announces a $15-per-hour minimum wage increase, and the city of Dearborn is preparing for a large increase.
The announcement by Gov.
Larry Hogan came after weeks of job cuts, as employers across the state and the country have faced tight labor market conditions.
The state has seen its jobless rate rise to 7.4 percent.
Hogan also announced that the governor has instructed the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to create a $1 million fund to help small businesses.
Hulk’s announcement came as the city’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent from 5.7 percent in December.
The city has struggled to find qualified workers for positions that pay less than $35,000, despite having the second-highest unemployment rate in the state.
A federal judge ordered the city to pay $150,000 to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Holland said he wanted to make sure that businesses can afford to hire people to fill jobs that aren’t currently filled.
He also said he wants to help people who are struggling, but want a better future.
Hollywood’s “Dunkirk” director and other film stars have rallied behind the city.
The city also announced it will open its new McDonald’s, which will be open on Sundays.
The mayor has also asked for $10 million in public safety grants to help expand the police department and fire departments.
Hugh Grant, executive director of the Michigan State Association of Municipalities, told NBC station WDIV that there has been a lot of work done to try to rebuild community ties in the city, and that there is a lot to celebrate.