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Post by Addie » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:50 pm

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Obama Signs New Job-Training Law

WASHINGTON — President Obama, citing a “skills gap” that prevents many unemployed workers from qualifying for new jobs, signed legislation on Tuesday to bolster federal job-training programs.

The legislation, which passed both chambers of Congress this month by wide margins, essentially reauthorizes a Clinton-era law that provided money to states and cities for job retraining. But the new law aims to reduce the bureaucracy of the previous law by eliminating overlapping and duplicative programs. ...

The bipartisan approval of the job-training legislation on July 9 was a rare instance of Democratic and Republican lawmakers coming together to pass legislation during this election year.

Mr. Obama, addressing lawmakers in both parties who pushed for the legislation, said on Tuesday: “Let’s do this more often. It’s so much fun!”
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Post by Addie » Thu May 16, 2019 4:24 pm

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Lawmakers grapple with the future of America's workforce

The future of the American workforce will depend on how well government, business and educators work together to address the technological and economic changes ahead, according to lawmakers and experts at The Hill's event on "Workers & The Innovation Age" on Thursday. ...

The panelists weighed the challenges presented by increasing automation, the rise of the gig economy, new obstacles to retirement savings and the skills gap.

Lawmakers from both parties expressed concern over a lack of jobs with solid wages and benefits available to workers without a college degree or special technical skills.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) noted the lack of available federal student aid for workers seeking technical education. “We have this skills gap that can only be filled by flexible responsive programs that are primarily somewhere between high school and a college degree,” Portman said.

“Think coding. Think welding, machinist. Think truck-driving. Think of all the health care, tech jobs. That’s what we need in Ohio,” Portman added. ...

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said American businesses should take a lead role in training new employees, especially those companies that have laid off or outsourced jobs.

“Workers have become too much a cost to be minimized,” Brown said. “There needs to be some corporate responsibility to this, too.”

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Post by Addie » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:08 am

Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees

New York (CNN Business)Amazon will spend $700 million over the next six years to help retrain a third of its US workforce to adapt to an economy increasingly disrupted by automation and new technology.

The training, which will be voluntary, expands upon Amazon's existing programs and initiatives. The idea is to help Amazon (AMZN) employees progress into more advanced jobs or even new positions outside of the company. It will be available to 100,000 workers by 2025, according to the report.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Thursday.

Under the plan, workers could use the training to transfer between positions they might not have been qualified for. For example, warehouse workers in fulfillment centers could be trained for technical roles in IT and nontechnical workers could be retrained as software engineers.

"While many of our employees want to build their careers here, for others it might be a stepping stone to different aspirations," said Beth Galetti, Amazon's head of HR, in a prepared statement. "We think it's important to invest in our employees, and to help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves."

Amazon's initiative comes as robots and artificial intelligence are advancing and more capable of replacing human jobs.

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:03 pm

IOW that's Amazons projection on how many staff they intend to put on the streets in the next few years.

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