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Workforce Training Programs Essential to Economy’s Success

Across the country, workforce training programs have provided important support to workers getting retrained and finding jobs in an economy that will increasingly require higher skills and educational attainment to earn a living income.  And yet federal investments in these programs are being cut back under various federal budget proposals and the Workforce Investment Act is yet to be reauthorized.

The growing evidence shows that workforce programs are an effective way to improve economic outcomes for workers and businesses.  From improving earnings to encouraging participation in the labor force, these investments can connect workers to in-demand jobs and encourage businesses to expand and innovate with the support of a skilled workforce.

National leaders have recognized the value of workforce development programs.  This week, across the country and here in NC, National Workforce Action Week is being help to encourage continued federal and state level investment in workforce development. Such investments are critical to the economy’s success.

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