michigan workforce

Economic Evolution in the Great Lake State
5:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

reWorking Michigan: Immigrants Face Re-Certification Challenges

Chandra Ghalley
Kevin Lavery WKAR

 ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future. 

 Today, our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at the challenges facing immigrants with backgrounds in professional fields.  Thousands of health care providers, engineers and financial specialists who’ve earned their credentials in their home countries often start at or near the bottom as they work to become re-certified in the United States.  Experts say that can be an impediment for employers searching for prospective hires.

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