|Loebsack’s SECTORS Act to be Included in ‘Make it in America’ Package|
|News Releases - Business, Economy & Finance|
|Written by Vonnie Hampel|
|Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:25|
Legislation works on the local level to train workers to compete in 21st Century global economy
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that his legislation, the SECTORS Act, is included as part of the Make it in America agenda. This plan, introduced by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, is aimed at revitalizing our manufacturing sector and helping it create high-skill, high-wage jobs here at home. Loebsack’s SECTORS Act links together businesses, labor organizations, local stakeholders, and education and training providers. This bill works on the local level to ensure employees are properly trained so they can effectively compete in the 21st Century global economy.
“I spent the most recent district work period speaking with local leaders in education, workforce development, labor and businesses to gain their insight about how to best get our economy moving again. Far too many Iowans are still struggling to find employment, but I am hearing from many business leaders that they are unable to find workers with the skill sets they need to hire. There is a gap between the kind of skills workers have and the kind of skills that businesses need. The SECTORS Act addresses this skills gap through partnerships that link together business, labor and education and training providers to promote the long-term competiveness of industries and advance employment opportunities for workers.
“This bill is the kind of common sense measure that we need to jump start our manufacturing industry and start making things in America again. I am pleased that the SECTORS Act is a part of the Make it in America agenda.”
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