June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022
Lansing, Mich., June 17, 2022 – Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that from January 2019 to April 2022, Michigan saw a net loss of 1,600 jobs under Gretchen Whitmer.
Whitmer recently stated that 25,000 auto jobs have been added to Michigan’s economy since she took office in 2019. When Ford announced this month they would invest $2 billion to create new manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Whitmer used a press release and her personal Twitter account to reaffirm her jobs creation pledge:
The auto manufacturer will receive $135 million in taxpayer-funded incentives approved by Whitmer and her administration.
BLS figures show the real story of job growth in Michigan, with the past two months of declines reflecting reality.
A recent announcement by Stellantis in Sterling Heights confirmed that “indefinite layoffs” will start next week. The layoffs will impact many of the over 2,000 employees at the Sterling Heights location, forcing furloughed employees to tighten their budgets while gas and grocery prices continue to increase.
“Gretchen Whitmer is quick to take credit for successes of the private sector, but remains silent when workers are laid off, jobs disappear, and quietly stands by as Michigan suffers,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “If Whitmer supported the gas tax suspension or other tax relief plans, everyone could feel some relief from high gas prices, and families would not be struggling to afford the most basic necessities amidst layoffs.”