Michigan’s more than half a million jobs in high-demand, high-wage industries highlighted as part of Professional Trades Month

A person in welding equipment welds a piece of metal.

With nearly 530,000 Michigan jobs and 47,000 annual openings in the professional trades projected by the year 2028, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joins the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to proclaim May as Professional Trades Month to honor those in these fields, show the value of this work, and encourage others to explore educational opportunities and gain career awareness.