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EXPANSION OF THE SKILLS TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM CREATED BY TOYOTA. TAKE A LOOK.>>THE PRESIDENT IS TALK ABOUT BRINGING BACK MANUFACTURING. SOME OF HIS CRITICS SAY YOU CAN’T BRING IT BACK, WE DON’T WANT TO BE MAKING OLD-FASHIONED STUFF ANYMORE, THERE’S NOT GOOD JOBS, WHATEVER.>>THE FUTURE MANUFACTURING IS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING. I DO THINK THERE’S A DISCONNECT BETWEEN HOW PEOPLE THINK ABOUT MANUFACTURING AND THE FACTORIES. LOOK AROUND US. THEY’RE CLEAN, THE HIGH-TECH, THEY ARE VERY MUCH THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE. WE SEE THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I DO THINK THERE’S A MISPERCEPTION ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE IN MANUFACTURING TODAY AND WE ARE TRYING TO DISPEL THAT AND IT’S WORKING. HERE IN ALABAMA ALONE, WAGES ARE UP, HOURS ARE UP, MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT IS WAY UP. POVERTY IS DOWN, WE HIT AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MUCH LIKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HERE IN ALABAMA BUT IT’S THE LOWEST IT’S EVER BEEN AT 3.3%. SO GREAT JOBS ARE BEING CREATED. YOU MENTIONED MANUFACTURING, TODAY THERE IS HALF A MILLION VACANT MANUFACTURING JOBS. HALF A MILLION. THEY’RE GOOD PAYING VACANT JOB.>>THE THING THAT YOU’VE GOT GOING ON HERE, WHICH IS SO CONNECTED TO THE BROADER CONVERSATION, PEOPLE ARE SAYING WELL ORGANIC AT A RECESSION, IS NOT SLOWING DOWN IN TERMS OF BUSINESSES WANTING TO EXPAND. THEY’VE GOT VACANCIES THERE. WE’VE GOT MANUFACTURERS, OVER A MILLION UNFILLED, STILL SITTING THERE.>>THE ECONOMY IS INCREDIBLE.>>GETTING THE SKILLS, GETTING PEOPLE THE SKILLS TO TAKE THOSE JOBS, THIS IS WHAT FRUSTRATES ME ABOUT, IT’S BORING AND NOT AS POLITICALLY SEXY BUT IT’S REALLY AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC STORY BECAUSE IF YOU CAN GET THOSE JOBS FILLED BY PEOPLE WITH THE SKILLS, THEN YOU’VE GOT. [INAUDIBLE]>>TO ME THIS IS THE THING I’M MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT WORKING ON. EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN. THIS ECONOMY, BECAUSE OF THE POLICY AND BECAUSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT THAT’S BEEN CREATED AND THAT HAS UNLEASHED THOSE NETWORKS. UNLEASHED INVESTMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY. BUT COMBINED WITH WHAT WERE DOING, WE’VE HAD OVER 300 PRIVATE SECTOR COMPANIES COMMIT, 13 MILLION AMERICANS IN JUST OVER A YEAR. THEY’RE CREATING A TYPE OF INCLUSIVE GROWTH. LET ME JUST GIVE YOU ONE OF MY FAVORITE STATS THAT’S NOT OFTEN TALKED ABOUT, BUT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS PAST YEAR, THIS IS. MUCH TRUE EVERY MONTH, 73% OF ALL NEW JOBS CREATED WERE SECURED BY THOSE ON THE SIDELINES OF THE ECONOMY. NOT UNEMPLOYMENT SO IT’S COMPLETELY OUTSIDE OF THE LABOR FORCE. BECAUSE RATES ARE RISING.>>I THINK I’M RIGHT IN SAYING THAT A BIG PORTION OF THAT IS WOMEN. ALL THESE THINGS.>>WOMEN, MILLENNIAL WOMEN ARE SAYING AND CHANCING RECORD OPPORTUNITIES, AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN ARE DRIVING, JUST THIS PAST MONTH IN AUGUST, UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AFRICAN WOMEN, ADULT WOMEN REACHED 4.4% WHICH IS A HISTORIC LOW. EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC BUT THEN, THE VACANCIES ARE THERE AND THAT’S WHY YOU’VE GOT THIS MISSION.>>OUR MISSION IN THE PRESIDENT’S MISSION IS TO TURN AROUND TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND SAY WORKING TO DO THIS TOGETHER. THE GOVERNMENT RUN PROGRAM TENDS NOT TO YOU YIELD TO RESULTS. YOU NEED TO KNOW THE SKILLS THAT ARE REQUIRED OF THE EMPLOYER BECAUSE THEY’RE CREATING THE JOBS. THERE ALSO DISRUPTING THE JOBS. I HAVE EMPLOYER SAY TO ME ALL THE TIME WE NEED MORE WORKERS AND I SAY WILL THERE STILL SIX AND A HALF UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS AND TONS MORE THAT FOR DECADES HAVE BEEN OUTSIDE OF THE LABOR FORCE. LET’S START THERE, AND IT’S HAPPENING. EMPLOYERS ARE GETTING CREATIVE ABOUT HIRING, THEY’RE OFFERING SECOND CHANCES TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED AND WHO HAVE ENORMOUS BARRIERS TO SECURING EMPLOYMENT AND WE KNOW IF SOMEONE IS GIVEN THAT SECOND CHANCE ARE MUCH LESS LIKELY TO COMMIT A CRIME AND WIND UP BACK IN THE SYSTEM. NOW THEY’RE EXPANDING TO POPULATIONS THAT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN MARGINALIZED, WHETHER ITSELF FORMALLY INCARCERATED OR DISABLED AMERICANS. UNDER THIS PRESIDENTS WATCH AND DUE TO THIS PRESIDENT’S ECONOMIC AGENDA, UNEMPLOYMENT FOR DISABLED AMERICANS IS THE LOWEST IT’S EVER BEEN IN HISTORY, AND PART OF THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. IT ALSO TALKS ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR SOCIETY BECAUSE IF YOU’VE GOT SOMEONE WHO, AFTER DECADES OF NETWORKING THEY HAVE A JOB, A STEADY, REGULAR, WELL-PAYING JOB, THAT STARTS TO AFFECT OUR SOCIAL FABRIC. ISSUES AROUND HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES AND FAMILY THAT PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT. A JOB IS AT THE HEART OF THAT.>>AND WE WANT TO SUPPORT THAT TRANSITION SO TO ME THERE’S NOTHING THAT ILLUSTRATES THE SUCCESS OF THE ECONOMIC AGENDA MORE THAN WHAT WERE SEEING IN TERMS OF WHAT’S INCREASING AND PEOPLE COMING OFF THE SIDELINES AND WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR. I’VE TRAVELED AND TALK TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LAID OFF A GOOD PAYING JOB AND IT TOOK THEM YEARS IN THE CYCLE AND THE PAIN OF THAT EXPERIENCE FOR THEMSELVES ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, FOR THEIR FAMILY, AND I MET A MAN IN EASTERN KENTUCKY, HE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE KENTUCKY BUT HE WANTED TO LEARN THE SKILLS THAT WOULD ENABLE HIM TO SECURE A NEW JOB. THROUGH ONE OF THESE PROGRAMS WERE HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND EARN SIMULTANEOUSLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE, MOST PEOPLE CANNOT AFFORD TO GO THROUGH PROGRAM WHERE THEY AREN’T EARNING A WAGE SIMULTANEOUSLY. IF THEY COME LEARN WHILE THEY EARN I GET PLACED INTO A GREAT JOB, HE LEARNED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND CODING AND NOW HE IS EXPORTING CODE FROM EASTERN KENTUCKY JUST LIKE HE USED TO EXPORT COAL. COAL HAPPENS TO BE COMING BACK AS WELL, BUT IT’S AN AMAZING THING, THIS IS A MAN WHO SAID HE WENT FROM STORE TO STORE AND COULD NOT GET A JOB BAGGING GROCERIES, DOING ANYTHING, AND NOW HE HAS SECURED THIS CONSISTENT WELL-PAYING JOB AND HIS SKILLS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND.>>TWO REALLY IMPORTANT POINTS YOU JUST MADE THERE ABOUT THE CHANGES IN OUR ECONOMY. FIRST OF ALL, HE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE HIS HOME, HE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE WHERE HE GREW UP, THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU HEAR THROUGH THIS POPULACE REVOLUTION, FOR MANY YEARS YOU’VE HAD. [INAUDIBLE] YOU’D HAVE TO MOVE TO WHERE THE JOBS ARE. THAT’S THE WAY THE ECONOMY IS GOING, SUCK IT UP, YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO SILICON VALLEY, PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO DO THAT SO IF YOU CAN BRING THE OPPORTUNITIES TO WHERE THEY ARE, THAT’S TRANSFORMATIONAL. SECONDLY, EARNING WHILE THEIR LEARNING, IT’S NOT SO EASY FOR PEOPLE TO SAY I WANT TO LEARN A NEW SKILL, DROP EVERYTHING. MOBILITY IS DOWN DRAMATICALLY FROM THE 1980s. MOBILITY IS DOWN 50%. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE. THEY LOVE THEIR HOMES. HE WOULD LIKE TO LIVE NOWHERE ELSE IN EASTERN KENTUCKY. HE LOVES EASTERN KENTUCKY AND THAT’S AMAZING. A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THAT WAY. OTHER PEOPLE CAN’T LEAVE. THEY NEED THE SUPPORT SYSTEM OF THEIR FAMILY FOR CHILD CARE. THEIR WEALTH IS LOCKED UP IN THEIR HOME WHICH IS NOT LIQUID. THE LOSE THEIR BENEFITS IF THEY LEAVE. OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE WHICH IS AN ENORMOUS PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY AND DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTS THOSE WHO CAN LEAST AFFORD IT. THOSE WHO MAYBE WANT TO START A SMALL BUSINESS DOING A SERVICE AND THEY CAN’T BECAUSE THEY GALATIANS THEY’VE GOT HAVE THIS LICENSING TO KEEP GOING.>>TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF INDIVIDUAL VERY AFFECTED BY THE TERRY STOP, THEY MOVE VERY CONSISTENTLY EVERY TWO TO THREE YEARS, OFTEN TIMES THEY WORK IN A HIGH PERCENTAGE WORK IN HEAVILY LICENSED AND REGULATED FIELDS. BY THE TIME THEY MOVE, TEACHING, HEALTHCARE SPACE, BUT ANY INDUSTRY. NOW OBVIOUSLY WE SHOULD HAVE LICENSING FOR THOSE INDUSTRIES , BUT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT MILITARY FAMILIES. OFTENTIMES THEY CAN’T AFFORD IT OR IT TAKES AROUND A YEAR, BY THE TIME THEY GET THE NEW LICENSE ASSUMING THEY CAN AFFORD IT, THEY HAVE TO MOVE. WERE TALKING ABOUT CONTRACTS WHERE WE CAN RECOGNIZE THE LICENSURE, THIS HAS TO BE DONE ON A STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL AND THERE SOME GREAT LEADERSHIP ON THIS. THE GOVERNOR IN ARIZONA, THEY WILL RECOGNIZE ANY LICENSE THAT’S BROUGHT TO THEM BY A CREDIBLE SOURCE BECAUSE THEY WANT PEOPLE TO COME TO ARIZONA TO WORK. BUT TOO INFREQUENTLY THAT HAPPENS OF COURSE AN ELECTRICIAN NEEDS A LICENSE BUT DOES SOMEONE BRAIDING HAIR NEED A LICENSE? A LOT OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE MADE A FORTUNE BY CREATING THIS OPPRESSIVE LICENSURE AND PEOPLE WHO WANT JOB. [INAUDIBLE] YOU HAVE TO BE A LICENSED DOG WALKER IN A LOT OF STATES. BUT GOING BACK TO THE EARLIER POINT, MAYBE THERE ARE BARRIERS THAT PREVENT YOU FROM BEING ABLE TO WORK THAT ARE STRUCTURAL, MAYBE YOU WANT TO STAY IN THE COMMUNITY, WE ARE TRYING TO GET INVESTMENT TO COME INTO THE COMMUNITY SO NO ONES LEFT BEHIND ONES LEFT BHIND ONES LEFT BEHND ONES LEFT BEHIND. ONE OF THE CRITICAL COMPONENTS OF TAX REFORM IS THE CREATION OF OPPORTUNITY. SO GOVERNORS DETERMINE THE ZIP CODES THAT ARE MOST IN NEED OF INVESTMENT, WHETHER IT’S URBAN OR RURAL, 8300 HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. 8300 ZIP CODES THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNABLE TO ATTRACT THE SAME TYPE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AS NEIGHBORING AREAS AND GOVERNORS DETERMINE THAT IN THE PRIVATE SECTORS INCENTIVIZED TO BRING THEIR CAPITAL, AND IT’S WORKING. CAPITAL FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS FLOODING INTO COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED. JOBS ARE BEING CREATED IN PROXIMITY TO WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND NOT JUST IN THE COASTAL AREAS AND ONE OTHER ELEMENT JUST TO ADD TO THAT, WERE TRYING TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES, WERE TRYING TO INCREASE THE WORD FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE, WE NEED TO CREATE POLICY THAT RECOGNIZES THE MODERN COMPOSITION OF THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE AND THE AMERICAN WORKING FAMILY. NOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS LEADING. THEY PUT FORTH THE FIRST BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION ON PAID FAMILY LEAVE SO ARGUABLY THIS ADVANCED DIALOGUE FROM A POLICY PERSPECTIVE, MORE IN THE PAST TWO YEARS BEEN IN THE 25 YEARS PRIOR WITH FMLA. SO THINKING ABOUT, OF COURSE WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE CONDUCTIVITY FOR SOMEBODY TO THEIR JOB WHEN THEY HAVE A LIFE ALTERING EVENT LIKE A CHILD. REPUBLICANS ARE THE PARTY OF WORK IN THE PARTY OF FAMILY SO WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM. NOW, 40% IN 7% OF THE WORKFORCE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF HOMES BOTH PARENTS WORK INCLUDING HOMES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN. HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT ALL AMERICANS HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE, AFFORDABLE HIGH QUALITY CHILDCARE? THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS EXPANDED THE CHILDCARE BLOCK GRANT TO THE STATE TO OFFSET THE COST OF CHILDCARE FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORKING AND

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