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Local workforce unprepared to fill coming jobs in transportation sector
Local workforce unprepared to fill coming jobs in transportation sector

Industry growth and a tide of employee retirements in Baltimore's transportation sector will create or leave open thousands of jobs by 2020, but local job seekers aren't prepared to fill them, according to a study released Monday by the Opportunity Collaborative. Low-income residents lack the needed technical training or have criminal records that make them ineligible for the jobs, according to the study by the coalition of state agencies, local governments, universities and nonprofits tasked with plotting a course toward sustainable economic growth for the Baltimore region. The region as a whole lacks a public transportation system that adequately connects low-income residents...

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