DETROIT (AP) - For Detroit residents looking for jobs, chances are they're looking outside the city.
DETROIT (AP) — For Detroit residents looking for jobs, chances are they're looking outside the city.
Much of the available work is in the suburbs. So unskilled workers without cars often spend hours making multiple bus connections to get to low-paying retail or sales jobs far from home.
Mayor Mike Duggan has made rebuilding the population and creating jobs and training programs one of Detroit's priorities now that the city is out of bankruptcy.
But those jobs may not materialize quickly enough for those who've found local prospects slim, and the lack of reliable public transit is an obstacle. Alison Norris, who spends about two hours on two buses to get to a restaurant job at an upscale suburban mall, says she wants to move closer to where the jobs are.