While the Theater of the Absurd that is the modern American political scene tries to turn the “swing and a miss” collusion conspiracy into a do-over in the best Congress money can buy, President Donald Trump continues to go quietly about his business of making America great again.
One year ago this past July President Trump inaugurated the Pledge to America’s Workers. This is a program lead by his daughter and Advisor to the President, Ivanka. As the number of job openings soars and the unemployment rate plummets to a near-50-year low, American wages, after hitting a decade long plateau, are starting to rise. That’s great news. But it comes with a daunting challenge. With the tightening labor market American companies are struggling to find enough workers with the right skill sets to fill the open jobs.
And that’s where the Pledge to America’s Workers comes in. Last summer, President Trump inaugurated a new approach in an effort to bring more Americans off welfare rolls and unemployment. He wants to see them reintegrated into the labor force. To do this the President issued a challenge for businesses. He asked them to actively create more opportunities for meaningful career training. He asked that these new opportunities be available for students and workers of all ages.
At a recent meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House to mark the first anniversary of the program Ivanka Trump said “Over the last year, more than 300 businesses and organizations, large and small, have signed our Pledge to America’s Workers, and today we celebrate reaching over 12 million pledges.” Also at this meeting the National Association of Manufacturers announced they’ll become the latest organization to meet the President’s challenge. The members of the Association include American manufacturing giants such as Caterpillar and Boeing. With this addition another 1.2 million blue-collar workers will have a chance to enhance their skills under President Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers initiative.
Pointing to the expanding program and what it is doing to help every American benefit from the expanding economic boom Ms. Trump said, “Every single pledge is a commitment to the promise of an individual and his or her potential. We are changing the conversation on workforce development, so we can prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
Thanks to President Trump for 12+ million commitments for meaningful career training and counting! He’s working for US.
Let’s talk about what’s right with America.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens
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