Rep. Wakeman discusses skilled trades worker shortage with local professionals

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State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township met with a group of local skilled trades professionals Thursday evening to discuss solutions to the worker shortage facing Michigan.

“Many trade small businesses are experiencing a significant shortage of workers, which often leads to turning down business,” Rep. Wakeman said. “This translates to lost revenue and hurts economic growth. It is important we address this issue and get Michigan back on track for skilled trades.”

Rep. Wakeman, a family business owner, was joined by Tony Dobschenski of G.W. Heating and Air Conditioning, Mark Neiderquill of Neiderquill Contractors, and Scott Wilson of Schroeder Store Fixtures. Topics included the negative impact on economic growth, better tax and business policy options from the Legislature, and how to improve and expand skilled trades opportunities for students.

Residents wishing to share their thoughts may contact the representative’s office by calling (517) 373-0837 or emailing RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rep. Wakeman was joined by Tony Dobschenski of G.W. Heating and Air Conditioning, Mark Neiderquill of Neiderquill Contractors, and Scott Wilson of Schroeder Store Fixtures.