The Michiana Partnership recently released a study highlighting the economic strength of the area. The organization conducted a voluntary survey of compensation practices and policies of 220 employers in the seven-county Michiana region. Results revealed that more than 90 percent of participants expanded their workforce during the past six months — with 40 percent planning to add even more jobs in 2015.

More Jobs Headed to Michiana

Benefits of the survey are two-fold — the updated data provides an accurate look at workforce costs in the region, helping economic development organizations bring new employers into the area and allowing existing employers to see how their compensation levels measure up to other regional companies.

Additionally, the survey found that engineering and technical positions are the most challenging for companies to fill and that a proficiency with Microsoft Excel is a skill many candidates lack.

This is a very exciting time for the entire Southwestern Michigan and Northern Indiana area. Our area is rapidly expanding, making it an even better place to live and work. Many new positions will be added this year alone, creating countless opportunities to grow your career right here in Michiana. It’s pretty clear to see that the next few years will bring some pretty major economic changes to the area, which is very exciting news.

Partner with Wood Staffing

If you’re searching for the right Michiana opportunity to take your career to the next level this year, Wood Staffing can help. We’ll work hard to establish relationships with new employers as they build a presence in the area, allowing us to know when they’re looking to fill positions you might be interested in.

Our team will find out exactly what skills you need to become the most competitive candidate, so you can decide if you want to seek additional training. In fact, we even offer clerical skills training and industrial safety training, making it easier than ever to get ahead.

Ready to find a challenging new job that you truly enjoy? Contact Wood Staffing. We have temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire clerical, industrial, and professional employment opportunities at varying skill, experience, and educational levels.

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