DETROIT (WJBK) - There's a growing trend in Detroit - higher household incomes are up by 8 percent to $30,344, and for African Americans the jump is 12 percent to just under $30,000, according to the 2017 census.
Jeff Donofrio, executive director of workforce development with the City of Detroit, said it shows that Detroiters are getting new jobs and they're getting better jobs.
"It's helping to increase household income overall which is great for our city, our neighborhoods and families in Detroit," he said.
He says there are so many opportunities for Detroiters. The city's Detroit at Work program has already trained nearly 3,000 Detroiters for jobs in construction, health care, IT, retail and hospitality since the beginning of 2017.
City officials say there are thousands of jobs available in so many fields - think you don't have the skill set? They have the training. Donofrio says detroitatwork.org has more than 7,200 jobs and training for 131 programs.