MSU Students Graduate; LCA Closes

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As the doors at the Lansing Car Assembly Plant closed Friday, new Michigan State University graduates were hoping doors would open for them in the job market.

However, many students said they would be looking for jobs outside of Michigan.

The state has the nation's highest unemployment rate, and events like the LCA closing, just remind students of that.

David Hollister, Director of Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Growth, said the state is battling the issue of young people leaving.

He said several initiatives have been created to attract more youth, such as the "Cool Cities" program. The state has also created a website designed to help young people find internships. Studies show that college students who intern in Michigan for 6 months or more, are 80 percent more likely to stay here.

That Web site is