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Women, minorities gain from infrastructure jobs

Posted by: Website Administrator on 10/18/2011

Ana Garcia-Ashley and Bobby Love Sr.
Special to the Star

Kansas City’s Christopher S. Bond Bridge connects both sides of the Missouri River. Now the programs that prepared workers to build the bridge can connect women and minorities to job opportunities in transportation projects all across the country.

With the nation’s unemployment around 9 percent, while highways, roads, bridges, airports and transit systems are in urgent need of repair, our nation’s leaders are getting ready to make major investments in transportation infrastructure as a path to job creation.

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