The Texas Opportunity Coalition includes chambers of commerce, other economic development groups and institutions of higher learning. Read more.
Democrats Introduce Legislation to Invest $15 Billion in Workforce Training as Pandemic Unemployment Crisis Continues
The Relaunching America’s Workforce Act authorizes funding to provide essential career services and help workers attain additional skills and credentials as the economy emerges from its deepest decline since the Great Depression. Read more.
The bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) would amend the existing national apprenticeship program to include both pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships, while also defining guidelines for registered apprenticeship programs. Read more.
To combat food insecurity during the pandemic, the new president is increasing assistance for families receiving help to make up for free and reduced-cost school lunches. He also wants to increase food stamp benefits. Read more.
RealClearPolicy: 28 Workforce Experts, Including NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen, Call On Biden To Create Workforce Working Group
The Better Employment and Training Strategies Taskforce – a group of nearly 30 workforce experts – is calling on the Biden administration to “build back better” by investing in workers and the workforce institutions that ensure workers are prepared for and connected to good jobs. Read more....
President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday will unveil a $1.9 trillion package to provide economic relief to Americans and businesses and help fund an ambitious coronavirus vaccine program with the goal of reaching 100 million doses by the end of his first 100 days in office. Read more....
The 53-year-old mayor has served in his current role since 2014 and before that was a member of the Massachusetts state house since 1997. Biden and Walsh have had a longstanding relationship and the former vice president presided over Walsh's second inauguration in 2018. Read more....
On a 359-53 vote in the House and 92-6 in the Senate, Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-relief package and $1.4 trillion government funding package that gives critical pandemic aid to Americans, while securing federal agency operations through September 2021. Read more.
On Monday, House Democrats introduced a new $2.2 trillion pandemic relief package as part of a last-minute attempt to find a bipartisan solution prior to both chambers leaving town until after the November 3 elections. Read more.
The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R. 8294) would amend the existing national apprenticeship program to include both pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships, while also defining guidelines for registered apprenticeship programs. Read more.