Disturbing news comes to us from a new study by Connecticut Voices for Children:
The income gap in Connecticut is getting bigger. Manufacturing jobs are being replaced by lower-wage jobs in healthcare, hotels and restaurants. And Connecticut’s African-American and Hispanic workers have been left out of the economic recovery.
The Connecticut Mirror did a nice job reporting on the study.
These long-term trends have been made dramatically worse by the recession, with dire impact on those affected and on our community as a whole.
One bright spot: The New Haven Register reports that local manufacturing businesses are hiring – if only they could find workers trained to fill their needs. That’s why we support local efforts, such as Emerge (in photo), to train potential workers in the skills they need to qualify for these jobs.