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Posts Tagged ‘Job Creation’

Millions of jobs are in infrastructure repair, but will we create them?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Construction Worker

Now, our infrastructure needs another upgrade, and an entire sector of workers who haven’t recovered from the recession need jobs. Infrastructure repair can create those jobs. It has happened before, but will it happen again? And when the dust has settled, will America be satisfied with the results?

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Damon Silvers, Director of Policy & Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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Damon Silvers is the Director of Policy & Special Counsel for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). He is also a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group and the Financial Accounting Standards Board User Advisory Council.

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Full Speed Ahead: Creating Green Jobs Through Freight Rail Expansion

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Freight Rail Jobs Created

BLUEGREEN ALLIANCE & ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
Economic models estimate about 7,800 green jobs are created for every billion dollars of freight rail capital investment. Furthermore, the industry has nearly doubled the amount of goods it has shipped without increasing fuel consumption over the past three decades, and creates a fraction of the pollution of other transport modes such as trucking and aviation. Its continued growth will generate green jobs, reduce dependence on foreign oil and contribute to solving climate change.

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