The Morning Bounce

The Morning Bounce

The Morning Bounce

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Detroit, Michigan, has a rich and complex history when it comes to its work force. The city has been a hub of manufacturing and industry for over a century, with the automobile industry being the most significant and iconic sector of employment. The city’s work force has experienced highs and lows over the years, with periods of prosperity and growth, as well as times of hardship and decline.

At the turn of the 20th century, Detroit’s work force was primarily made up of skilled tradespeople who worked in a variety of industries, such as steel production and shipbuilding. However, the city’s economic landscape began to change when the first automobile factory opened in 1901. This marked the beginning of a new era for Detroit, as the city became the center of the automotive industry.

In the early years of the automotive industry, work force conditions were often difficult, with long hours, low wages, and dangerous working conditions. However, as the industry grew and became more organized, workers began to organize and form unions. The United Auto Workers (UAW) was formed in 1935 and quickly became one of the most powerful unions in the country, fighting for better wages, working conditions, and benefits for its members.

During World War II, Detroit’s work force played a significant role in the war effort, with the city’s factories producing tanks, planes, and other military equipment. This led to a period of prosperity and growth for the city, as the demand for goods and services skyrocketed.

However, the post-war period brought with it a new set of challenges for Detroit’s work force. The 1950s and 1960s saw the rise of automation and increased competition from foreign automakers, leading to a decline in employment in the city’s automotive industry. In addition, social and economic changes led to racial tensions and civil unrest, further complicating the city’s work force history.

Despite these challenges, Detroit’s work force has remained resilient and adaptive. Today, the city is experiencing a resurgence in manufacturing and other industries, and there is a growing focus on diversifying the city’s work force and creating new opportunities for its residents. put out an article that highlights 10 Detroit companies currently looking to hire employees for jobs that earn over $35 per hour. These are highlighted below.

  • Morrey's Contracting - Director of Field Operations

    According to morrey’s Contracting is seeking a director of field operations. This full-time role pays up to $163,000 a year. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, 5 to 10 years of commercial and/or real estate construction experience, and at least 10 years of management experience.

  • Public Storage - District Manager

    According to Public Storage has an opening for a full-time district manager in Detroit. The pay range for this position is $93,000 to $109,000 a year. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and relevant experience that makes them a good fit for this role.

  • Global Psychological Services - Speech Language Pathologist

    According to Global Psychological Services is hiring full-time and part-time speech language pathologists. These jobs pay between $55 and $60 an hour. Qualified candidates should have a state SLP license.

  • Victors Home Solutions - Contact Center Director

    According to Victors Home Solutions is hiring to fill a full-time contact center director role. The position pays over $100,000 a year. Interested applicants should have 5 years of Microsoft Office experience and 5 years of contact center management experience.

  • Dearborn Sausage Company - Packaging Manager

    According to The Dearborn Sausage Company in nearby Dearborn is seeking a packaging manager for the night shift. The salary range for this full-time position is $70,000 to $100,000 a year. Candidates must have 2 years of manufacturing experience and be willing to work at night.

  • Peerless Steel Company - Warehouse Team Member

    According to The Peerless Steel Company has multiple openings for warehouse team members. These full-time jobs pay up to $80,000 a year, in addition to a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

  • Siemens - Executive Administrative Assistant

    According to Siemens is hiring an executive administrative assistant. This is a full-time hybrid remote role that will be based out of Livonia. The salary range for this position is $62,000 to $112,000 a year. Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of administrative experience at the executive level.

  • SME - Project Consultant

    According to SME is seeking multiple project consultants. According to Indeed’s salary estimate for this role in Detroit, these full-time positions likely pay between $72,000 and $91,000 a year. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, candidates should also have 6 years of relevant experience.

  • Indiana Innovation Institute - Additive Manufacturing Technician

    According to The Indiana Innovation Institute in nearby Sterling Heights has multiple openings for additive manufacturing techs. These full-time jobs pay up to $50 an hour. Applicants should have at least 2 years of manufacturing experience working with high-tech equipment and machinery.

  • Glassman Automotive Group - Customer Service Representative

    According to Glassman Automotive Group is hiring to fill multiple customer service rep roles. The salary range for these full-time positions is $55,000 to $95,000 a year. According to the job posting, no experience is necessary.

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