President Donald Trump, who became a reality television star with a show called “The Apprentice,” will spend a lot of time next week promoting a plan to expand apprenticeships to help companies find more skilled workers to fill jobs, the White House said.
It would be the second consecutive week in which the White House will make a push to show Trump is moving ahead on his top domestic priority – jobs – in spite of investigations into whether he had anything to do with possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election…
Next week will be “workforce development week” where the White House highlights plans to combat the skills gap. U.S. job openings surged to a record high in April with government data showing employers struggling to find workers with the right skills.
Trump’s plan has been in the works for months, led by his daughter Ivanka Trump, adviser Reed Cordish, and Trump’s secretaries of labor, education and commerce…
One thing that likely will not be in Trump’s plan: a surge in spending. The White House expects the private sector to take the lead.
A senior White House official said the federal government had allocated $16.7 billion to 43 job training programs in 13 agencies in fiscal 2017.
“It’s not a money question. There’s a lot of money out there being thrown at this,” the official said.
What’s on the agenda as we gear up for another week?