Wind project will be powered by skilled workforce

16 Jul 2018

Economic Development

Keith Brothers feels that far too often when local development happens, unions are the last to be contacted, and there's no early assurance that jobs will be local.

But Brothers, business manager of the Connecticut Laborers District Council and president of the Norwich-New London Building Trades Council, said that's not the case with Deepwater Wind, which he's been in contact with for more than a year.

"Clearly Deepwater Wind is a responsible development," he said. "They're looking to hire local, trained workers — a union workforce, which benefits the community."

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