Labor Day Means the End for Many Transportation Sector Jobs

A Brookings Institution reports calls on policy makers to ensure appropriate investments and programs to support workers in the transportation sector.

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September 5, 2015, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes detail the impact of the changing season on jobs connected to the transportation agency: "After all, more than 14 million people, or one out of every ten workers nationally, are involved in constructing, operating, designing, and governing the country’s infrastructure assets, including transportation, water, energy, and more."

"Our recent work has also found that these jobs pay more competitive wages compared to all jobs nationally—up to 30 percent more to low-income workers—expanding opportunity and filling a huge void in a critical segment of the workforce."

The post includes a lot more detail about the kinds of jobs expected to drive the transportation sector through 2022, and how much they pay.

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