'CBS Evening News' Highlights Dow Chemical 5-11-2011 - WNEM TV 5

'CBS Evening News' Highlights Dow Chemical 5-11-2011

This week the CBS Evening News is featuring a special series called "Help Wanted: Getting America Back to Work."
On Wednesday Midland’s Dow Chemical Corporation was featured.
The news segment highlighted Dow as a private sector company that in the aftermath of the global economic crisis has taken matters into its own hands to create new jobs in new sectors, retrain displaced workers and put them back to work.
Anthony Mason, CBS Senior Business Correspondent, visited the Company’s Michigan Operations in Midland in March, where he interviewed Dow Chairman and CEO Andrew N. Liveris about the investments in green tech jobs and the re-training of the workforce to support those jobs.
Here is what CBS Evening News is saying about tonight’s episode:
"A new age of austerity and a political climate that is hostile to government job creation makes it unlikely that state or federal help will be offered to employ or train the legion of unemployed. More private companies are moving to fill that breach to train workers themselves -- an alternative to community college or public sector retraining programs that don't necessarily result in a job.
"We visit Dow Chemical Corporation, which is training laid-off auto workers to design and build solar roof shingles. Dow's CEO is a dynamic thinker and author of "Make It In America." He argues it's good for business and for workers to invest in re-training in the US -- rather than outsource manufacturing overseas."

The interview included a tour of the DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle pilot facility and candid discussions with Dow Solar employees, including those who are recent graduates of the local Delta College Fast Start solar training program.
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