VIDEO RELEASE: Heck Legislation Enhances Nation’s Workforce Investment System
WASHINGTON, D.C. | December 15, 2011 -
Republicans on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce are taking action to improve the nation’s workforce investment system. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) recently introduced the Local Job Opportunities and Business Success (JOBS) Act (H.R. 3611). The legislation increases the role of employers in workforce development decisions to help workers receive training for jobs that are in demand.
Rep. Heck, a member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, recently filmed a video in which he describes how his proposal for a more employer-driven job training system will better serve workers.
Watch Rep. Heck’s video below:
[The legislation] strengthens the role of America’s job creators in our workforce investment system by increasing their presence on local workforce boards. Employers best understand the needs of the local workforce and their voices need to be heard.
Today, the nation’s workforce investment system fails to effectively serve workers and employers. The efforts of local workforce boards responsible for policy and oversight are undermined by flawed and outdated federal rules. The Local JOBS Act expands decision-making at the local level, eliminates more than 20 federal mandates on board representation, and encourages targeted job training opportunities that meet the needs of the local economy.
The legislation is part of committee Republicans’ ongoing efforts to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act and improve job training for America’s workers. To learn more about H.R. 3611, click here. For more information on the committee’s work to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act, click here.