Stateside
7:59 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Many people who have full-time jobs qualify for food stamps

Four years into the recovery from the Great Recession, what kinds of jobs are most available?

A recent report from the National Employment Law Project finds the poor economy has replaced good jobs with bad ones. 

We keep hearing that companies are looking for workers to fill high-skill, good-paying jobs. Why are some full-time workers in Michigan qualifying for food stamps?
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Additionally, a recent analysis done for Bridge Magazine looked at the fastest-growing jobs in Michigan. Bridge's analysis found that many full-time workers will be paid so little that they'll qualify for food stamps.

We keep hearing that companies in Michigan are looking for workers to fill  high-skill, good-paying jobs. Is this not true? 

Stateside's Cynthia Canty spoke with Charles Ballard and Gilda Jacobs. Ballard is an economist at Michigan State University and Jacobs is the president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy. 

Listen to the interview by clicking the link above.