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It’s time for local policymakers to cement the Biden administration’s workforce gains
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It’s time for local policymakers to cement the Biden administration’s workforce gains

Karla Walter writes in Route Fifty about the need for policymakers to build on the Biden administration’s historic federal infrastructure investments, arguing that one of the best ways to cement these workforce gains is for local jurisdictions to strengthen their job quality standards.

Three years into the Biden administration, communities ranging from Jacksonville, Florida, to the state of Maryland are helping a new generation of Americans access middle-class careers in construction and manufacturing. This work has only been made possible thanks to the administration’s historic federal investments to strengthen the nation’s physical, digital and clean energy infrastructure and to create good jobs while doing so. Now it’s time for cities and states to extend the impact of these investments to their own publicly supported jobs by strengthening quality standards.

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Karla Walter

Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy


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