Senator Franken talks Minnesota manufacturing

Posted by TGarland on 11/07/2013

Last week, Senate Democrats announced the Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative. The package of bills is an effort to gain bipartisan support for legislation that will help the manufacturing sector grow and create jobs, and includes 40 bills that would help with workforce development, opening markets abroad, and expanding access to capital.

Senator Al Franken explained how these bills can help manufacturing in the state of Minnesota.

'In Minnesota, between a third and a half of the manufacturers want to hire a worker, but they don't have the skills — that's what's called the skills gap. I've introduced a bill to incentivize partnerships between businesses and community and technical colleges because I've seen examples in Minnesota where that approach is working to close the skills gap.'

Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) supports the Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative. We’re hoping to see the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act (S. 1114) passed in order to get tough on currency manipulation.

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