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The Courier-Journal, Who will get hired to build the new Ohio River bridges?

KentuckianaWorks Construction One-Stop Career Center has trained potential workers
By Marcus Green

Date Published: 9/19/2012

It’s been touted as a boon to the local labor market, generating about 4,000 jobs. But when construction starts in earnest next year on the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, there’s no guarantee that local workers will fill those positions.

Federal Highway Administration regulations ban giving residents an edge on federal-aid projects, so Kentucky and Indiana officials aren’t allowed to set job targets that help ensure locals workers get hired — as they did when building Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center provided more than 1,200 local jobs.

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