Michigan

Snyder administration wants 1,000 new jobs in Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration has a goal of creating 1,000 new jobs in Flint as a way of helping recover from the ongoing crisis with lead-tainted water.

The Detroit News reports officials in Snyder’s administration discussed the jobs goal Friday in a meeting of the governor’s Flint Water Interagency Task Force.

Rich Baird, the governor’s transformation manager, said the state is negotiating with two “major auto suppliers” about bringing jobs to the city. He told committee members that a non-disclosure agreement meant that he couldn’t name the companies.

Baird also said that his team and Michigan Works! are working to identify 500 “workforce development jobs” that he said are designed to provide good-paying jobs and remove obstacles in employment, such as not having access to transportation or childcare.

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