Aging baby-boomers seem to be a bright spot for job growth in Michigan's troubled economy.
In an online story this morning, the Detroit News reports that Oakland County's Beaumont Hospital will soon overtake General Motors as the largest employer in the county. Oakland County, in the past, had been driven by Big Three plants and other supplier plants.
About health care job growth in the whole state, the story explains:
The health care industry is already the largest private-sector employer in the state, providing about 478,000 direct jobs and 258,000 indirect jobs that pump $31.6 billion annually into the economy, according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.