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The Hot Jobs! List is compiled annually by West Michigan Works! It features the fastest growing jobs in West Michigan's high-demand industries: construction & energy, health care, information technology, manufacturing and administration/professional services and highlights agribusiness opportunities across industries.
The list relies on the input of industry talent councils, like ATC, to ensure it aligns with local employer needs. It is used by education providers and workforce development agencies to guide students and job seekers to available careers and help meet the talent demands of West Michigan employers.
Agriculture is a top 5 industry, economically, in the State of Michigan and contributes $104.7 billion to the State economy.
The industry's economic impact in West Michigan is over $70 billion Gross Regional Production.
Agribusiness employs over 900,000 people, making up 22% of the states workforce.
In West Michigan the industry accounts for over 23,000 jobs.
Michigan is the nation's leader in production of Asparagus, Cherries, Cucumbers for pickling, Chestnuts and more.
Michigan is home to 129 wineries and over 200 microbreweries.
West Michigan is home to global food processing companies like Kellogg's, Tyson, Founders, Nestle/Gerber, GFS and more.
Average wage for entry-level agribusiness workers in West Michigan range from $14-$17/hr.
COVID-19 BEST PRACTICES
The agribusiness industry has a unique perspective as it has remained open throughout the pandemic and has learned a lot along the way. We are sharing this information in the hope that it may be useful to any company, of any size, in any industry.
The information contained in this document represents current practices and ideas from participating members of the Agribusiness Talent Council, state and local guidelines, executive orders, and information from other companies in the region who have made their practices public. This document is not exhaustive and is subject to change as we continue moving forward in this unique and challenging time.
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