Before the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and industries struggled to recruit and retain skilled workers to fill job openings. However, the crisis has drawn increased national attention to frontline workers, including those who keep our critical infrastructure systems operating.
While many of us adhered to stay-at-home orders, essential and critical infrastructure workers continued to work around the clock to make sure Americans had access to water, electricity, and the internet. Others kept our nation’s transit systems running at great personal risk. As communities reopen, it is critically important we understand the current and future needs of these essential workers, whose skills were in high demand and low supply long before the pandemic began. Please join us for a webinar with experts across infrastructure sectors to further explore these issues.
Hope F. Cupit
President and CEO, Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project
Director of the National Transit Institute, Rutgers University
Executive Director, Blue Green Alliance
Policy Analyst, BPC