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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – In a scene far from serene, President Joe Biden’s visit to Syracuse, New York, marked a pivotal moment as he ushered in a groundbreaking $6.1 billion investment into a monumental Micron project. The usually monotonous city suddenly awakened, bustling with activity. Around 11 a.m., meticulous Secret Service members began allowing people into the MOST (Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology).

In just a few hours, we would be reminded of the promise of an outstanding 70,000 jobs slowly becoming available, along with a network of four workforce hubs designed to connect Americans to jobs created during President Biden’s tenure.

According to President Biden and Micron’s CEO, Sanjay Mehrotra, the semiconductor project, spanning three locations, will bring over 9,000 jobs directly from the company and an additional 50,000 jobs from construction and engineering efforts. With a long-term investment of over $100 billion, the impact on the communities, particularly in Clay, New York, is palpable. Construction positions, indirect community roles, and skilled labor opportunities are set to become available, some boasting salaries of over $100,000 annually.

The robust employment prospects in Central New York are precisely why one of these workforce hubs will be located in Syracuse, President Biden emphasized. Additional hubs will be established in Michigan, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia, complementing the existing ones in Columbus, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Augusta, and Phoenix, as announced by First Lady Jill Biden last May.

As discussions on the employment opportunities created by President Biden’s legislation took command, Mehrotra revealed that Micron is collaborating with educators to tailor academia to Micron’s development needs. This collaboration ensures that some jobs will require specialized training, while others may not necessitate a degree or formal training at all.


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