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Thousands of workers rush to ‘make it in Michigan’ as clean energy jobs multiply

By: Kyle Kaminski

A massive marketing campaign designed to fill manufacturing jobs in Michigan is starting to pay dividends for employers—and the state’s economy—as thousands of workers prepare to take on new clean energy careers, including in electric vehicle battery manufacturing. 

Officials at Shape Corporation, an automotive parts company in Grand Haven, announced last month that they’ve hired or retrained more than 1,300 workers since mid-2023 as federal investments from President Joe Biden’s administration boost auto manufacturing statewide.


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