LANSING (Sept. 21, 2021) — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) today released the following statement from MMA Director of Human Resource Policy David Worthams in response to conference committee adoption of a conference report for the General Omnibus Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which includes significant funding to train and upskill workers for in-demand jobs.
Manufacturers across Michigan will be pleased to see the Legislature's commitment to workforce development in the approval of over $120 million for the Going PRO Talent Fund, Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners. These programs open the door to new opportunities for Michiganders and help employers access the skilled talent so desperately needed to drive our state's economic recovery.
We are also happy to see the Legislature make a $150 million deposit to shore up the employer-funded Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund that was hard hit by historic pandemic-related and fraudulent claims.
We look forward to final legislative passage and the Governor signing this budget to lock in this support for manufacturing employers in Michigan.
For more information or to schedule a call with MMA Director of Human Resource Policy David Worthams, contact MMA’s Delaney McKinley at 517-487-8530 or email@example.com.
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