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Detroit / There are jobs on the horizon, but workers fall short on skills

There are jobs on the horizon for Detroit, with some $8 billion in potential infrastructure investments including a light rail line and a new bridge to Canada, which alone is expected to generate 25,000 jobs. Once these projects begin, they are expected to fuel a surge in service-related jobs.

But Pamela Moore, chief executive of Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), a non-profit focused on retraining the city’s unemployed, said Detroit’s labor force is unprepared for the jobs that may be coming.

“The question is whether we can prepare a lot of people in Detroit for those jobs,” Moore said. “Right now, a lot of them don’t have the necessary skills.”

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via Even when jobs return, Detroit’s workers fall short on skills – baltimoresun.com.

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