Washington, D.C. — A group of 70 state and national organizations – led by National Skills Coalition – sent a letter to President Joe Biden, calling for $100 billion in workforce investments in Biden’s forthcoming recovery plan.
“We urge you to call for investments of no less than $100 billion for workforce development in the next recovery package to ensure that all workers have the skills and reemployment assistance necessary, and all businesses can contribute to a truly inclusive economic recovery,” the letter states.
Specifically, the group recommends:
The letter is part of a broader effort by NSC and other partners in the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce (CIAW) to ensure federal recovery initiatives include investments in job training and support services.
Earlier this month, NSC and Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) convened a group of more than 60 business leaders, labor leaders, community college leaders, and industry training providers to serve on four industry recovery panels: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, and Retail/Hospitality.
Panel participants will meet with officials in the Biden administration and Congress in the coming months to share workforce recommendations on how to build an inclusive and equitable economic recovery.