Youth are Leaving Detroit to find Jobs

24 Apr

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Isaiah Brooks expects to graduate soon from Focus: HOPE, a non-profit machinist school in Detroit, where his hopes of getting a job are fading along with the local auto industry.

Machinists are the backbone of automaking, but Brooks might have to leave town to find a job, like many other young people in this city.

"You got to go where the money is," he said during a question and answer session with his classmates at Focus: HOPE. Brooks, 19, is thinking of moving back to his native state of Texas to work as an auto mechanic with his father.

"You can’t sit around and wait for an opportunity to happen," he noted. The other students in his class nodded in agreement.

 

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