Earp, Jim

Jim Earp, Executive Director of the California Alliance for Jobs, issued the following statement Thursday in response to the legislature passing a budget Thursday morning.

No Two Ways About It: High Speed Rail Will Create Jobs for California

By Jim Earp
California Alliance for Jobs

At a time when construction unemployment in California is higher than 25%, building High Speed Rail will, without question, create much-needed jobs throughout the state.

From carpenters to engineers, laborers to truck drivers, warehouse workers to metal workers, electricians to plumbers, and restaurants, retail and lodging, building and supporting a 500+ mile rail system will put people to work.