The Extent and Impact of U.S. Infrastructure Jobs

Posted by Brookings Institution on June 16, 2014

How Infrastructure Jobs Can Reduce Inequality

More than one in 10 workers in the United States are employed in building, operating, and maintaining our water pipes, power grids, transit lines, and other essential infrastructure, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Overall, these jobs pay their low-wage workers better, require less formal education, and provide more on-the-job-training compared to jobs in other fields. Learn about model workforce inclusion efforts in Chicago, Oakland, Portland, and elsewhere from this recent webinar organized by the Transportation Equity Caucus.



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