More Skilled Training Needed for American Work Force

The president promotes unemployment insurance reform and more training programs for workers.
3:00 | 01/28/14

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I thought well I'm so far can speed up growth and create more jobs. But it has rapidly changing economy. We have to make sure that every American has the skills to fill those jobs. The good news as we ought to do it. Two years ago as the auto industry came roaring back. Onto a rush opened up a manufacturing -- in Detroit. She knew that -- needed parts for the best selling truck in America. And she knew how to make those parts she just needed the work force. So she dialed up what we call an American jobs said. Places where folks can walk in to get the help -- training they need to find a new job or a better job. She was flooded with new workers. And today Detroit manufacturing systems has more than 700 employees. What under and her employees experienced. Is how it should be for every employer and every jobs and so tonight I've asked Vice President Biden. To lead and across the -- reform. Of America's training programs to make sure they have one mission. Trying Americans with the skills employers need. And match them. To good jobs that need to be filled right now. That means more on the job training and more partnerships that -- a young worker on an -- -- directory for life. The means connecting companies to Community Colleges -- can help design training to fill their specific needs. And if congress wants -- You can concentrate funding on proven programs the combat more ready to work Americans. -- ready to be filled jobs. I'm also convinced we can help Americans return of the workforce faster. -- reforming. Unemployment insurance so that it's more effective in today's economy. But first. This congress needs to restore the unemployment insurance you just let expire for one point six. -- -- -- -- -- -- Mister Dumars. Is a mother of two young Boortz. She'd been steadily employed since she was a teenager -- put herself through college. She never collected unemployment benefits but you've been paying taxes. In May she and her husband used their life savings to buy their personal. A week later budget -- claimed the job she left. Last month when -- unemployment insurance was cut off she said down -- Romeo and the -- I get every day. We are the face of the unemployment crisis you -- I'm not dependent on the government. Our country depends on people like us who built careers. Contribute to society. Care about our neighbors. I'm confident that in time I will find a job I won't pay my taxes and we will raise our children. In their own home in the community we look. Please give us. This chance. Congress. Given these hardworking responsible Americans that chance. -- -- -- -- They need -- help right now but more important this country needs them in the game. A -- -- asking CEOs to give more long term unemployed workers a fair shot. That new jobs a new chance to support their families. And in fact this week many will come in the White House to make that commitment real. Tonight I ask every business leader in America to join us and do the same because we are stronger when America fields eight bolting.

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