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May 24, 2018 In The News, Media

Norcross: Why I’m fighting for child care reform

As a single dad racing to my construction job by 7 a.m., I struggled to find affordable, quality daycare for my son. That was around 40 years ago, and since then, I’ve heard many similar stories from hardworking men and women.

Studies have found that the first five years of a child’s life are critical in setting them up for success, which makes the selection of daycare an important choice. But too many parents are forced to choose affordable care over quality care – especially parents who work outside the “9-to-5” workday.

May 20, 2018 In The News, Media

Opinion editorial: Infrastructure investments and apprenticeship advancement go hand-in-hand

As we recognized National Infrastructure Week (May 14) around the country, we must take the opportunity to encourage both the work and the workers that will rebuild America.

We must start robustly investing in our aging bridges, roads, rails, ports, airports, electric grid, water pipes, broadband network and more. Not only is it critical for our national security, but it also will create high-skilled, high-wage jobs and help power our economy for generations to come. But in the next five years, there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields than there are people training to fill them, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s clear we need to change that trend by preparing more people now.

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