U.S DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO WEAKEN HIGH WAGE WORK PROGRAMS


August 2, 2019

For Immediate Release

High wage workforce development programs will be moderated this month. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to decimate certified labor training programs.

Despite former Secretary Alexander Acosta’s statement, “the apprentice model of earning while you’re learning has worked well for many American industries”, the U.S. Department of Labor will weaken labor training programs later this month.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job driven apprentice programs are the among the best ways to provide American workers with the skills and knowledge needed for good paying jobs. This setup benefits both employers and employees. Among those who complete their training, 87 percent of apprentices are employed with starting wages above $50,000 a year. Employers see a $1.47 return for every dollar spent through increased productivity and greater front-line innovation.

By abating labor apprenticeships, Americans will have fewer no cost options to establish a strong financial foundation and positively contributing to the economy.

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