AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is promoting the opening of a new fiber optic micro-factory in Aurora which will create good-paying local jobs and advance Illinois as a leader in technology.
“The growth of local manufacturing, especially in such a promising field, is a great step toward building a flourishing jobs market for Aurora,” Hernandez said. “Good-paying, sustainable employment opportunities are the foundation for a growing economy and better lives for Illinois’ middle-class families. Steps like opening this factory will be key to our community overcoming the economic impact of COVID-19. Hundreds of new jobs will pump much-needed dollars back into the local market while other small businesses return to normal operation after the coronavirus passes.”
Following her focus on sustainable job growth, Hernandez is supporting a new fiber optics micro-factory that is opening in her community. The factory will offer hundreds of good-paying job opportunities ideally suited for the skilled workforce already in the area. This project will also help increase high-speed internet access throughout Illinois by helping meet the already-high demand for fiber optic networks.
“This is the true value of a robust education system at work,” Hernandez said. “Our local economy is benefiting because we have a workforce prepared for good jobs by years of good schooling from dedicated teachers. Education is an investment in the future, and we are seeing that right now.”