• Part II: Despite False Rhetoric, Job Training Reforms Beneficial to Workers, Employers, and Taxpayers
    Jun 7, 2012  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee is currently considering comprehensive reforms to the nation’s workforce development system. The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297) advances commonsense changes to federal job training assistance by eliminating dozens of ineffecti... More
  • Part I: Despite False Rhetoric, Job Training Reforms Beneficial to Workers, Employers, and Taxpayers
    Jun 7, 2012  - Today the House Education and the Workforce Committee is set to consider comprehensive reforms to the nation’s workforce development system. The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 advances commonsense changes to federal job training assistance by eliminating dozens of ineffective and redun... More
  • Committee Advancing Legislation to Put Americans Back to Work
    Jun 1, 2012  - The Department of Labor today reported nearly 13 million Americans are still unemployed, indicating our nation’s outdated workforce development system is failing to provide the training and assistance job seekers need. The problems in the system haven’t gone unnoticed. A Wall Street Journal editoria... More
  • Job Training Legislation Protects Valuable Taxpayer Resources
    May 30, 2012  - The nation’s debt is fast approaching $16 trillion and experts warn the country is on the brink of a crisis. While the White House tries in vain to deny its own fiscal recklessness, House Republicans are moving forward with responsible solutions to root out government waste and better protect taxpay... More
  • Despite Job Openings, Skills Gap Slows Hiring
    May 9, 2012  - The Department of Labor this week announced nearly 4 million jobs remained vacant in March - roughly 172,000 more than were reported in February. The latest numbers confirm employers are ready to hire but struggle to find skilled workers. Echoing news reports from across the country, the Wall Street... More
  • Heard Around the Country: Skills Gap Presents Major Barrier to Employment
    May 3, 2012  - According to the most recent information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 12.6 million Americans are searching for work, yet 3.5 million jobs remain unfilled. The math doesn’t add up. A closer look at the nation’s workforce reveals an underlying problem: Employers have job openings, but they can... More
  • Republicans Leading the Way on Responsible Job Training Reform
    Apr 18, 2012  - This week, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce examined the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297), important job training reform legislation introduced by Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Buck McKeon (R-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV). As Chairman John Kline (R-MN) noted, the b... More