Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement regarding the House passage of the SKILLS Act (H.R. 803):
"Passage of the SKILLS Act will help modernize and reform federal workforce programs, equipping American workers with necessary skills to qualify for available job openings and contribute to the economy. I applaud the House's effort to streamline and promote more effective job training to help a wider spectrum of Hoosiers, from high school graduates to disabled veterans. This bill will strengthen the workforce in Northern Indiana, particularly for manufacturing jobs that require specialized training and unique skill sets. Upon final passage, this legislation will expedite job placement and reduce unemployment for the 12 million Americans currently seeking jobs."