JS Online: “Skills to jobs mismatch is unhealthy for state,” by (3/28/2012)

Ann Arbor.com: “Why Michigan can’t fill its 76,000 job openings,” by Nathan Bomey (2/24/2012)

Columbus Dispatch: “Blue-collar futures,” by Thomas Gnau (12/7/2011)

Wall Street Journal: “Biggest Employers, Fastes Growing Industries in Midwest,” by Joseph Walker (9/15/2011)

Radio Iowa: “Report says Iowa fares better than rest of midwest in jobs,” by Matt Kelley (9/23/2011)

NewsMax: Report: “Midwest Manufacturing Hardest Hit by Recession,” by Greg McDonald (9/13/2011)

iStock Analyst: “New Report Finds 610,000 Manufacturing Jobs Have Been Lost in the Midwest but New Jobs in Healthcare and Education Offer Opportunities,” by (9/13/2011)

Dayton Daily News: “Recession hit manufacturing hard, but still opportunities, report says,” by Staff Report (9/13/2011)