WHEREAS, Careers in Insurance Month is designated to increase public awareness about the challenging and rewarding careers in the insurance industry; and,
WHEREAS, the insurance industry is a significant economic partner in Michigan, employing more than 55,000 individuals in the state; and,
WHEREAS, the insurance industry is growing and will be in need of employees over the next 10 years as 40 percent of the current workforce reaches retirement age; and,
WHEREAS, The Insuring MI Future Coalition is promoting insurance careers through career fairs, social media, collaborations with colleges and universities; and,
WHEREAS, the mission of Insuring MI Future is to attract young talent to an industry that provides good wages, room for advancement and rewarding work;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 2017 as Careers in Insurance Month in Michigan.