(WXYZ) - Governor Rick Snyder welcomed new workers at Chrysler Headquarters today. The governor met with about 40 new employees. Chrysler is an example of the Governor's attempt to encourage companies to add workers in our state.
Chrysler recently announced that 70 of its workers will take over offices in the newly renamed Chrysler House building. Chrysler is refurbishing the top two floors of the building that was previously known as the Dime Building.
The Governor met first with 40 new Chrysler employees and answered questions. One person expressed concern about the new lower wage rates for starting employees. Governor Snyder responded that the lower rates are related to the global nature of competition.
Mr. Snyder told the group that more programs are now in place trying to match up skilled Michigan workers, with higher paying jobs that are available. Later, the Governor addressed a town hall meeting with a larger group of Chrysler workers. CEO Sergio Marchionne was not scheduled to attend either event.
Earlier this year, Governor Snyder met with Marchionne, during his trip to Europe. The Governor traveled overseas to encourage European companies to do more work in Michigan, touting our highly technical workforce.
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