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Guthrie, Bonamici Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Workforce Development Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor September as National Workforce Development Month.

The resolution recognizes that increased investment in workforce development programs will benefit workers and employers. People without a four-year college degree were hit hard by the pandemic, and workforce development programs provide opportunities for workers to find quality employment by increasing access to education, training, credentials, and support services. They often include on-the-job training and can connect employers with workers who have the skills they need.

“I’m proud to reintroduce this resolution to recognize September as National Workforce Development Month,” said Congressman Brett Guthrie. “Workforce development programs provide Americans opportunities to acquire the skills needed to obtain good jobs with strong wages. As our country works to rebound from the economic impact of COVID-19, I hope this resolution raises awareness of these important programs in Kentucky and around the country to help advance promising careers for current and future workers.”

“Workforce development programs improve lives by providing workers who have faced barriers to employment with in-demand skills so they can succeed in quality, good-paying jobs,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “Investing in workforce development is critical now as we recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, face an urgent need to build and repair infrastructure, and transition to a clean energy economy.”

The full text of the resolution can be found here.

The resolution is co-sponsored by Representatives Adam Smith (D-WA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Keller (R-PA), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Alma Adams (D-NC), Dina Titus (D-NV), Marie Newman (D-IL), Joseph Morelle (D-NY), and Glenn Thompson (R-PA).