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The Courier-Journal, Louisville struggles to attract high-wage jobs

By Grace Schneider

Date Published: 8/23/2015

Louisville leaders have spent decades preaching about the need for a better-trained workforce to strengthen the local economy and improve prospects for workers facing increasingly complex and technologically advanced workplaces.

In reality, Louisville is making significant strides in boosting higher-paying jobs in the area’s health care sector. But labor market statistics and a ranking of the metro area against other peer cities illuminate the continuous and sustained struggle to replace many low-skills jobs — for cashiers, warehouse workers and line cooks — with employment that pays a living wage.

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