During the summitt, construction workers gave testimonials of their personal challenges trying to find a job in today’s economy and how America’s investment in transportation has personally given them work.
Suzzane Leonard, a construction worker on the West County Connectors project, spoke about being unemployed for two years before finding a job as a grade checker with Atkinson Construction.
“Being unemployed is a tough struggle,” said Leonard. “I’ve been working temporary jobs here and there just to get by. I’ve been turned down day in and day out simply because there aren’t enough jobs to go around. But thanks to the West County Connectors project I found a job that I really enjoy and a job that I can see myself growing and learning more from every day so I can work on other jobs after this one is completed."
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