JEC Hearing: Manufacturing in the USA: Training America’s Workforce

Jul 12 2011 10:15 AM

Washington, D.C.
- The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will hold a hearing titled, “Manufacturing in the USA: Training America’s Workforce,” Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:15 am.  The hearing, the second in a series of hearings on ‘Manufacturing in the U.S.A.,” will focus on equipping workers with the skills they will need for new jobs critical to the nation’s long-term economic success. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector has increased for 23 consecutive months and manufacturing employment has rebounded from its low, adding almost 250,000 jobs since December 2009. 

WHAT: Hearing on “Manufacturing in the USA: Training America’s Workforce”

WHO:     Panel 1
                                  The Honorable Jim DeMint, (R)
                                  Senator from the State of South Carolina 
                                  The Honorable Daniel Lipinski, (D)
                                  Representative from the State of Illinois
                  Panel 2

                                  Mr. Ron Painter
                                  Chief Executive Officer
                                  National Association of Workforce Boards
                                  Washington, DC
                                  Mr. Charles Wetherington
                                  President, BTE Technologies, Inc
                                  Hanover, MD
                                  Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth
                                  Director, Center for Employment Policy, Hudson Institute
                                  Washington, DC 

                                  Dr. Harry Holzer
                                  Professor of Public Policy
                                  Georgetown University
                                  Washington, DC

: 10:15 am EST, Tuesday, July 12, 2011

: 216 Hart Senate Office Building


Chairman Bob Casey presiding

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