Moderated by Rick Badie
Recently, President Barack Obama signed legislation that passed the House and Senate by wide margins — the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The law, which garnered bipartisan support, ensures workers have access to job training and skills to meet the 21st century job market. Today, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden write that Georgia and other states should tailor jobs programs to close the skills gap. Two other essays deal with the importance of grooming young talent and public-private partnerships.
Restore opportunity for all
By Barack Obama, Joe Biden
Almost six years after the worst financial crisis in generations, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months. Manufacturers are hiring again; there’s more work available now than at any time since 2007. For the first time in more than a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that the No. 1 place to invest isn’t China. It’s the United States.