Councilman John Fitzgerald Calls for Good Paying Jobs That Can’t Be Shipped Overseas in Western Michigan

Fitzgerald identified the healthcare, information technology, transportation, and manufacturing industries as areas that could benefit from expanded job training.

Councilman John Fitzgerald Calls for Good Paying Jobs That Can’t Be Shipped Overseas in Western Michigan

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Wyoming City Councilman John Fitzgerald says that job creation efforts must become a top priority in Western Michigan – especially jobs that can’t be shipped overseas to countries like China. The councilman noted that the region had benefited from significant growth in recent years and that it was time to start investing in its residents.

“Job training in key industries such as healthcare, information technology, transportation, and manufacturing will attract new stakeholders into the district,” he explained. “By strategically funding key infrastructure improvements we will revitalize business districts and write new chapters of success stories in West Michigan’s economy.”

Councilman Fitzgerald aligned himself with other Michigan leaders, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who have also made job creation a priority. For her part, Governor Whitmer recently signed legislation aimed at reducing labor shortages and expanding opportunities for business owners in the hospitality industry.

Fitzgerald, who is running for the Michigan State House, has served as Wyoming, Michigan’s Council Member-At-Large since 2020. In addition to his work on the council, Fitzgerald serves as the West Michigan Community Board Chair for Ele’s Place, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support for grieving children and their families.