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.”

Rep. Barbara HernandezRep. Barbara Hernandez

83rd District

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