City apprenticeship program raises standards for workers and taxpayers

It’s no secret that Phoenix has become a Baby Boomer mecca. America’s largest generation has been flocking here for years, bringing with them revenue for local businesses and tax dollars for the city, but also their garbage. Garbage that the city now needs to collect.

Phoenix, like many cities, has struggled to keep up with the growing demand for government services like garbage collection, while also facing high retirement rates among aging municipal workers.

The above excerpt was originally published in Arizona Mirror.