Monthly Latino Employment Report Laying the Foundation for Stronger Neighborhoods

Fact Sheet

Early in November, the Senate voted down the Rebuild America Jobs Act (S. 1769), the infrastructure portion of President Obama’s American Jobs Act. This bill would have invested $50 billion in infrastructure projects to improve the safety and effectiveness of the nation’s highways, rail systems, and airports, which could create hundreds of thousands of jobs in construction and other industries in which Latinos have a strong presence. This report provides an overview of local hire agreements as an essential component of an infrastructure jobs bill and recommends that Senate leaders incorporate local hire and diversity requirements into surface transportation reauthorization.


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