Cashing in on opportunity and quality jobs in Phoenix

Associate Director Tom Rex shares mixed reviews about his recent report on quality jobs in the Valley. 

Not all jobs are created equal when it comes to a paycheck, even though there’s more work available and businesses can offer healthier salaries since the Great Recession.

Christina Estes with 91.5 KJZZ talked to Associate Director Tom Rex, who is the associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, a unit of the L. William Seidman Research Institute, in this recorded interview posted on Aug. 1, 2017:

“When you hear about quality jobs and all, really what you’re talking about is traded sector jobs,” he said. “That’s a very important concept that doesn’t get nearly the attention it probably should.”