The U.S. manufacturing industry has seen significant investments over the past two years as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This means many more well-paying manufacturing jobs. But many of the new jobs will remain unfilled in a sector that has been historically white and male, unless Congress acts to build a care infrastructure.

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For a more diverse group of people—including women, Black and Hispanic workers, and people without college degrees—to train for and fill these new industrial jobs that come with good wages and benefits, the government must invest in our care infrastructure. Building care infrastructure into our industrial infrastructure is the best way to ensure both equity and strength in the manufacturing sector.

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