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Next City, April 9, 2014
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Where to turn if you want American-made Amtrak trains

To help manufacturers along in the process, the Los Angeles-based Jobs to Move America coalition launched a new website on Monday, touting a workforce redevelopment resource bank to assist companies in making sure their bids create jobs for Americans.

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Metro Magazine, April 9, 2014
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U.S. workforce development webinar educates railcar manufacturers

Representatives of the world’s largest railcar manufacturing companies learned about best-practices in American workforce development, diversity, and outreach to disadvantaged workers via an informational webinar hosted this week by the Jobs to Move America coalition.

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Mass Transit, April 8, 2014
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Coalition hosts webinar and launches website to provide resources for manufacturers, rail experts, and advocates

On April 7, representatives of the world’s largest railcar manufacturing companies learned about best-practices in American workforce development, diversity, and outreach to disadvantaged workers via an informational webinar hosted by the Jobs to Move America coalition.

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The Hill, March 6, 2014
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Jobs, transit and American communities

There are ways for the federal government to leverage transit purchases for good manufacturing jobs that pay a living wage and offer a career ladder to American workers.

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Progressive Railroading, March 5, 2013
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Amtrak and CHSRA seek job-creation strategy from high-speed train manufacturers

The Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority request for proposals for a high-speed trainset manufacturer includes a unique provision: Bidders must submit details on how they would create U.S. manufacturing jobs and train workers.

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Capital & Main, March 3, 2014
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A manufacturing pulse beat in the heartland

Witnessing the demolition of the huge St. Paul Ford plant and learning about Minnesota’s dire racial inequalities — Minnesotans of color suffer almost triple the rates of unemployment and poverty as white Minnesotans — underscored the desperate need for the Metropolitan Council to act to revitalize the local manufacturing industry, create good jobs and make them available to disadvantaged people.

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Capital & Main, February 18, 2014
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Five policy prescriptions for transportation job creation and growth

America’s public transportation infrastructure provides one excellent opportunity to build a more equitable, prosperous economy. Here are five policy prescriptions that can help create good jobs and growth in the transportation sector.

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The Hill, February 4, 2014
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Amtrak wins praise for ‘American jobs’ request in contracts

Amtrak is winning praise for including a requirement that potential contractors provide details about their plans to create American jobs to fulfill orders from the railway in its latest request for proposals.

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Mass Transit, February 3, 2014
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Amtrak encourages American job creation with high-speed rail car manufacturers

The Jobs to Move America coalition on Feb. 3 congratulated Amtrak for its recent Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 28 high-speed train sets including an unprecedented requirement for bidders to detail their plans to employ American workers.

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Capital & Main, January 28, 2014
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President Obama: The solution to unprecedented inequality is good jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged

Underinvestment in job creation, training, education and public services like transportation put middle-class success out of reach for many Americans, while at the other end of the spectrum, wealth has been concentrated in very few hands.