WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Aug. 12 announced that the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that designates September as National Workforce Development Month.
“This resolution highlights the importance of equipping Americans with the education, training, and skills necessary to advance their careers and rebuild our economy,” according to an announcement from Young’s office.
Young was joined by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Tim Scott, R-S.C.; and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., in introducing the resolution.
“Supporting workforce training for workers and businesses is vital to our economic prosperity,” Young said in the announcement. “We need to train our workers for the jobs of tomorrow in order to compete on a global stage. And, by investing in our people, we are providing a pathway to a meaningful career and a chance to live the American Dream.”
Workforce development is a priority for Young. In May, he joined Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.; Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.; and Tim Scott, R-S.C., in reintroducing the Upskilling and Retraining Assistance Act, which would expand educational assistance programs to help ensure that employers have the tools to hire and retrain workers.
The resolution was cosponsored by Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind.; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.; Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Shelley Moore Capito, W.Va.; Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.; Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii;, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.; Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; Steve Daines, R-Mont.; Tina Smith, D-Minn.; John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.; Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.; Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.; Gary Peters, D-Mich.; and Dick Durbin, D-Ill..