Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced her co-sponsorship of the America Works Act. The legislation would focus existing federal resources so that they are better supporting education and training for in-demand manufacturing skills.
"Manufacturers in the 8th Congressional District tell me that they have positions they need filled, but are unable to do so because they cannot find qualified candidates," said Duckworth. "With too many talented Americans still out of work, it is imperative that they have access to retraining so that they can fill these manufacturing jobs and compete in a global economy. The America Works Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation that can help American businesses and put thousands of unemployed Americans back to work."