Illinois Uptown Station Project Stimulates Construction Job Growth

The construction of Normal, Illinois’ Uptown Station created 140,000 hours of work for LIUNA members and construction workers in at least 13 different crafts, according to a study from Good Jobs First. The project provided work for ironworkers, electricians, bricklayers, plumbers, sprinkler fitters, and sheet metal workers, who were then suffering the highest unemployment rates of their careers.

The $49 million project was supported by a $22 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Employment Recovery (TIGER) grant, part of the federal stimulus. 

Learn more about the project here.