Senate passes resolution designating September as National Workforce Development Month
U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., recently announced that the Senate passed a resolution he introduced designating September as National Workforce Development Month. This resolution highlights the importance of equipping Americans with the education, training and skills necessary to advance their careers and rebuild the nation’s economy.
Young was joined by senators Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., in introducing the resolution.
“Supporting workforce training for workers and businesses is vital to our economic prosperity,” said Young. “We need to train our workers for the jobs of tomorrow in order to compete on a global stage. And, by investing in our people, we are providing a pathway to a meaningful career and a chance to live the American Dream.”
Workforce development is a priority for Young. In May, he joined senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., in reintroducing the Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act, which would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers.
The resolution designating September as National Workforce Development Month was co-sponsored by senators Mike Braun, R-Ind., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tina Smith, D-Minn., John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
To read the full resolution, go to https://www.young.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2682_001.pdf.