REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - A UPS delivery person offloads packages from a truck in New York's financial district March 5, 2014. United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks and install 50 fueling stations in the United States as it expands its already-large fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles.

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Developing Infrastructure Job Skills at the Metro Level

July 22, 2014, Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes

Equipping workers with the skills to match employer requirements has been a key economic priority during the recovery. Too often, job seekers encounter low wages and lack the education or training to fill better-paying positions in manufacturing, science and technology, and a host of other fields. Even as new job openings are on the rise nationally, employers face difficulties hiring fresh talent, workers struggle to take advantage of emerging opportunities, and the economy continues its tepid track.

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