Yesterday, we interviewed in Otter Lake, Rochester Hills, Berkley and Sterling Heights. One couple we interviewed both lost their jobs when Lapeer Metal Stamping in Lapeer, Mich. closed. Neither of them has been able to find new employment. LaPeer Metal Stamping supplied parts to the Big Three — GM, Ford and Chrysler.
Mary McDougall, executive director of Operation Able, Bernice Kerner, MIS and Special Projects Coordinator of the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board, part of Michigan Works!, and Mary Ellen Brayton, Career Counselor at JVS, among others, have been tremendously helpful to us during our trip to Michigan. We are very grateful for their assistance and support. Mayor Bing’s office and the Detroit Urban League have been unresponsive.