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Old 12-16-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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I was interviewed by Stryker last month in Kalamazoo,all went well until they asked me where do I currently live. "Lebanon Ohio" which the guy said- ouch.. then progressed to tell me the chances are I would be passed over for dollar reasons. It appears that the state of Michigan pays employers money (tax credit I believe was the term used) if they hire from "within" the state first before looking for talent on the outside.

This explains why in the past I have been told to move first, look afterwards which I won't do. My only hope is the company I am with does have offices in Ann Arbor.. not the side of the state I want to be located. (rather be near Kalamazoo or St.Joe or even Grand Rapids)

Can Anybody confirm what I am talking about?


Mark
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Still doesn't explain the high unemployment rate...you'd think with that motivation, the unemployment rate would drop like a rock?
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I think it's mostly high tech and manufacturing jobs where something higher than a high school education is needed that are hiring. Ya know, being that most manufacturing jobs that people lost didn't need a high school education, most people probably still haven't gone back to school or are in the process of doing so.

But to answer the OP's question, yes. Companies in Michigan are giving tax credits for hiring Michigan resident. HOWEVER, the tax system is set to change January 1, 2012. It eliminates a lot of tax credits and exemptions so you might have better luck then. If you hold out for half a month you might be able to increase your chances of getting hired without having to move into Michigan. Although I'm not entirely sure since there's so much being changed.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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They will need to go outside the state soon. MI unemployment has been falling.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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My niece had to move to Ohio to follow her husband's job relocation. She was a teacher here in MI and when she applied for a job down there she was told the state won't let them hire anyone who hasn't lived in the state for three year. I'm guessing with unemployment so high, a lot of states are getting protective.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Which hurts because with so many people fleeing Michigan, there's probably just not enough talent left to fill these jobs that the state requires be filled from within the state. And few people are probably willing to move back to a shattered place like Michigan and THEN start looking for a job.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Kittanning
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Definitely don't move to Michigan before you find a job. You might never find one in that state.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Bliss,michigan
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i have lived here my whole life and it is nearly impossible to find a job in this state. my advice is if you want to move here get a po box in the city/town you want to live and use that as your address. that way at least it looks like you live here
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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I wonder about the constitutionality of using the tax code to impede migration across state lines. Was not one of the founding principles of the US the "right" to move freely from one state to another?

Put another way, if Ohio were to demand high taxes for title and plate on all automobiles except the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Cruze, and Jeep Liberty, I'm sure the lawyers would be flying into the courts in a split second.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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I wonder about the legality of giving money to discriminate against someone from out of state. I'm sure thanks to loopholes it's probably legal but it seems like it violates a lot of commerce and civil rights laws.
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