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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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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...

American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Announces Call for Member Nominations

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that U.S. Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the White House, is accepting nominations for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. “Since his inauguration, President Trump has sounded the alarm on the plight facing countless American workers and families,” said Secretary Ross. “Addressing the skills gap will not only help...

American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

About the Task Force Pursuant to Executive Order 13845 , "Establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker," the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board will provide advice and recommendations to the interagency National Council for the American Worker on ways to encourage the private sector and educational institutions to combat the skills crisis by investing in and...

Cabinet Meeting Remarks on Workforce Training

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The President’s tax cuts and regulatory reform are creating a new wave of growth in our advanced manufacturing and technology industries, along with demand for thousands of skilled workers. Our strengthening economy is a godsend for many millions of Americans who want to be part of the workforce, and who now have the opportunity to participate productively in our economy. The lack of adequately...

Workforce Development to be Showcased at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Blog post by Steven Meyers, Director of Outreach and Communications, SelectUSA The U.S. economy is the best shape since the turn of the 21 st century. Unemployment has reached a rare low of 3.9 percent, wages are rising, and the international consensus is that the U.S. market is one of reliability and confidence. Indeed, there has never been a better time to invest in the United States and its...