For Michigan, more new jobs can't come soon enough. The Midland Battery Park will eventually employ 800 workers at an average weekly wage of $730, and an additional 1,000 workers will be needed to construct the facility. As Vice President Biden said, "This is a gigantic start." The first phase of construction, supported by a $161 million Department of Energy Recovery Act grant, kicks off immediately.
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[Source: Detroit News, Dow Kokam]