President Obama Details Job Creation Plan

President plans to train 2 million workers in skills that will get them a job.
5:17 | 01/24/12

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We're also making it easier. For American businesses to sell products all over the world. Two years ago I set a goal of doubling US exports over five years. With a bipartisan trade agreements we signed in long. We're on track to meet that goal ahead of schedule. Soon there will be millions of new customers for American goods in Panama. Columbia. And South Korea. Soon there'll be new cars on the streets of Seoul imported from Detroit. And Toledo and Chicago. And I will go anywhere in the world. To open new markets for American products. And I will not stand behind when our competitors don't play by the rules. We've brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration. And it's made a difference. Thousand Americans are working today because we stop the surge in Chinese tires. We need to do more. It's not right when another country let's -- movies music and software be pirated. Not -- -- foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they're heavily subsidized. Tonight I'm announcing the creation of a trade enforcement unit -- will be charged with investigating unfair trading practices in countries like China. There will be more infections. Better unsafe goods from crossing our borders. And this congress should make sure that no foreign company has an advantage over American manufacturing when it comes to accessing financing. Or new markets like Russia. Our workers are the most productive on earth and that the playing field is level. I promise you. America will always went. I also hear from many business leaders who want a higher in the United States. We can't find workers with the right skills. Growing industries in science and technology hat twice as many openings. As where workers who can do the job. Think about that. Openings at a time when millions of Americans are looking for work. It's inexcusable. And we know how to fix them. Jackie Wright is single mom from North Carolina. Who was laid off from her job as a mechanic. -- Siemens opened the gas turbine factory in Charlotte. And formed a partnership with central Piedmont community college. The company helped the colors designed courses and laser and robotics training. It paid -- situation. -- higher order to help operate the plant. I want every American looking for work to have the same opportunity as Jackie -- Join me. In -- national commitment to train two million Americans with skills that will lead directly to a job. My administration has already lined up more companies that want to help. Model partnerships between businesses like Siemens and community colleges and places like Charlotte and Orlando and Louisville are up and running. Now you need to give more Community Colleges the resource -- they need to become community career centers. Places that teach people skills the businesses. Are looking for right now. From data management to high tech manufacturing. And I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs to -- from now on people like -- have one program. One website and one place to go for all the information and help that they need it is time to turn our unemployment system. Into a re employment system the puts people to work. -- reforms will help people get jobs. But are open to that. But to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Our commitment to skills and education has to start earlier. For less than 1% of what our nation spends on education each year. We've convinced nearly every state in the country to raise their standards for teaching and learning. The first time that's happened in a generation. For challenges remain. And we know how to solve them.

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