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Making investments in our workforce and building out critical business infrastructure are key elements of any strategy to ensure our nations’ future economic growth. And when these investments are matched locally and amplify existing local and regional technological assets and expertise, they are doubly effective.

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Op-Ed: Ivanka Trump and Wilbur Ross: President Redoubles Efforts to Ensure Good Jobs for All

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By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump Today, we were in Charlotte discussing workforce development with local leaders and executives, as well as the new opportunities that this economy has brought to the State and region. Since the election, President Donald J. Trump’s economy has added almost 6 million jobs across the country. North Carolina has added more...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board with Ivanka Trump in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Thank you, Ivanka, for that kind introduction. And welcome everyone, to Charlotte. Thank you, Mayor Lyles, for hosting us today, and Barbara Humpton, for the tour of the Siemens USA facility this morning. I was even more impressed than I had anticipated. We should publicize widely the return on investment you achieve on your investment in training and your extremely high retention rate. Too many...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America “Great Think: Workforce Readiness” Event

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Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction. It is my honor to be here with people like David Seaton; Carolyn Lee; Michael Bellaman; Karen Pittman; and, of course, with those who really matter most, the students who were just being quizzed so relentlessly by Jim. Jim, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is fortunate to have such a nationwide prominent and respected person as you as its President...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting

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Thank you, Ivanka, again, for your leadership on this initiative. It is an honor to serve with you on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and the National Council for the American Worker, and to witness your dedication to rebuilding the U.S. economy and creating good jobs for millions of workers. Ivanka and I, and more importantly, American workers and job seekers, need the help and...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump Announce the Members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced the 25 members of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board . Established under Executive Order 13845 , this Board will work directly with the National Council for the American Worker, leveraging the knowledge of its members to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better...

U.S. Department of Commerce Joins the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department of Commerce would join with other federal government agencies for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The new initiative builds on the already substantial efforts by the Trump Administration to provide increased economic opportunity for women around the world. “The world benefits when women are empowered...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the South Carolina International Trade Conference, South Carolina Port Authority

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Thank you very much for that kind introduction. And thank you, all of you, for your hospitality. And thank you to your state for its continued engagement with the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA Investment Summit. By attracting foreign companies, South Carolina helps supply chains and creates U.S. jobs far beyond your local communities. Your state is a leader in advanced manufacturing. You’ve done...

U.S. Census Bureau Publishes Critical Workforce Statistics

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In his July 2018 Executive Order , President Trump called for the Federal government to develop a national workforce strategy through the new National Council for the American Worker. A key element of the strategy is making the labor market more transparent—especially concerning education and job-training programs that are designed to help prepare American workers for success. Currently, too...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) Breakfast Roundtable in New York, NY

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Good morning. It is always great being with the BCIU. I have enjoyed our events for many years, and I look forward to our discussion this morning. As we begin, forgive me the indulgence, as a member of the Cabinet, to tout the President’s economic accomplishments. In the 20-months since inauguration, there is no denying that our economy under President Trump is performing better than it has in...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at White House for the First Meeting of the National Council for the American Worker

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Thank you, Ivanka, for your work on this initiative. Your leadership is helping rebuild the American economy and creating good jobs for millions of Americans. I am honored that you asked me to co-chair both the National Council for the American Worker, and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The creation of these bodies could not be more timely. It is another indication of how our...