Press Releases

Currently showing results related to Jobs and Job Training

. See all results.

House and Senate Democrats, Biden Administration Leaders Stress Importance of Workforce Investments to Build Back Better

07.22.21   WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, hosted a remote press conference with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Education Department Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and other guests to highlight the importance of investing in workforce development. The unemployment crisis spurred by COVID-19 demonstrated the need for increased training and career navigation services to en… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on June Jobs Report

07.02.21   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 850,000 jobs in June with the unemployment rate at 5.9 percent. "Today's jobs report is further proof that the Biden-Harris economic agenda is delivering results for the American people. Since President Biden took office, the economy has created more than 3 million jobs and consumer confidence has soared to its highest rate in 21 years. … Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on May Jobs Report

06.04.21   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 559,000 jobs in May with the unemployment rate at 5.8 percent. "Today's job report shows that the Biden-Harris economic plan is working and, if fully implemented, will produce a strong, shared recovery that benefits all Americans. The American Rescue Plan provided immediate relief to students, workers, families, and businesses and delivere… Continue Reading


Secretary Walsh, House and Senate Democratic Leaders Stress Importance of Child Care Proposal in American Families Plan

05.20.21   WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, were joined by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at a press event to highlight the urgent need for Congress to enact the child care proposal in the American Families Plan. The event - which also featured Democratic Women's Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Lois Frankel (D-F… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on April Jobs Report

05.07.21   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 266,000 jobs in April with the unemployment rate at 6.1 percent. "Today's job report is evidence that the greatest risk to a strong recovery is not that we do too much, but that we do too little to support the U.S. economy. The American Rescue Plan and the Biden administration's aggressive, science-based fight against COVID-19 has brought… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on March Jobs Report

04.02.21   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 916,000 jobs in March with the unemployment rate at 6.0 percent. "Today's job report shows that the American economy is rebounding but still has a long way to go to fully address the impact of COVID-19. With the leadership of President Biden and Congressional Democrats, the American Rescue Plan Act is accelerating the recovery by providing … Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Applauds Biden Administration for Reversing Wasteful IRAP Executive Order and Supporting Apprenticeship Expansion

02.18.21   WASHINGTON - Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after President Biden announced plans to vacate former President Trump's executive order on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs), to repeal the Department of Labor IRAP regulations, and to support the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447). "I applaud President Biden's decision to halt the previous Administration's wasteful scheme to divert funding away from the proven Registered Appren… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on January Jobs Report

02.05.21   WASHINGTON - Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 49,000 jobs in January with the unemployment rate at 6.3 percent. "Today's jobs report is further evidence that Congress must take immediate action to defeat the pandemic and provide substantial relief to the American people. After showing early signs of recovery, the economy is once again sputtering as the virus continues … Continue Reading


As Nation Faces Record Unemployment, Bipartisan Group Unveils Legislation to Expand Apprenticeships, Invest in Workforce Training

01.25.21   WASHINGTON - Today, Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) led a bipartisan group of Members in unveiling a proposed reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act that would create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years. The National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) invests nearly $3.5 billion over five years to scale-up apprenticeship opportunities, streamline … Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on December Jobs Report

01.08.21   WASHINGTON - Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December with the unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. "Lost in the news of the violent mob incited by the president was the single deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic and 42 consecutive weeks of record-high unemployment claims. Due to the disastrous leadership of this administration, Americans are struggling … Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on the Nomination of Marty Walsh for Secretary of Labor

01.07.21   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after President-elect Biden nominated Marty Walsh to lead the Department of Labor (DOL). "I congratulate Marty Walsh on his nomination to be the next Secretary of Labor. With Mr. Walsh's experience in the Laborers' Union, Massachusetts' House of Representatives, and most recently as the mayor of Boston, I am confident that he will restore the mission of the Department to ensu… Continue Reading


New “Future of Work” Report Details How Congress Can Support Workers in the Modern Economy

12.08.20   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and Labor released a report on the "future of work," exploring how a flood of new technologies and business models is shaping the American workforce. In the report, the Committee identifies three key challenges Congress must tackle to protect, promote, and prepare American workers in the coming decades. Informed by expert testimony and stakeholder input, the report offers detailed recommendations for how Congress can support workers in the modern… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on November Jobs Report

12.04.20   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statisticsannounced that the economy added 245,000 jobs in November with the unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. "Today's report signals that economic recovery is continuing to slow as our nation faces one of the worst economic and public health crises in history. As COVID-19 cases and deaths skyrocket in nearly every state across the country, we continue to confront the disastrous impacts of the Tr… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Urges Yes Vote on National Apprenticeship Act

11.19.20   WASHINGTON - Today, Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) urged his colleagues to vote for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which invests $3.5 billion in our apprenticeship system, ensures consistency and quality across apprenticeships, and expands opportunities for diverse workers in emerging sectors. "Our economy continues to permanently lose jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, it is estimated that 7 million of those who lose their jobs… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on October Jobs Report

11.06.20   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 638,000 jobs in October with the unemployment rate at 6.9 percent. "For months now, President Trump has made misleading claims about the economy despite the fact that the country is facing one of the worst economic and public health crises in history. Today's jobs report is further evidence of how this administration's failed response to the pandemic con… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on September Jobs Report

10.02.20   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 661,000 jobs in August with the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent. "As the nation undergoes the greatest economic and public health crisis in modern history, today's jobs report reaffirms that Congress must pass additional support for American workers, students, and families. More than seven months since this crisis began, a record number of workers cont… Continue Reading


Committee Advances Landmark Legislation to Expand Registered Apprenticeships, Invest in Our Nation’s Workforce

09.24.20   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and Labor voted to advance the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, which would invest more than $3.5 billion to create nearly one million new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years. The legislation - which would update the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 for the first time since its enactment in 1937 - makes historic investments in workforce training to confront the sharp rise in unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rece… Continue Reading


As Nation Faces Record Unemployment, Committee Democrats Unveil Legislation to Expand Apprenticeships, Invest in Workforce Training

09.17.20   The Committee will hold a markup of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 on Thursday, September 24. WASHINGTON - Today, Committee on Education and Labor Democrats unveiled a proposal to reauthorize the National Apprenticeship Act that would create nearly one million new Registered Apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship, and pre-apprenticeship positions over the next five years. The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, introduced by Chair Susan Davis (CA-53), Subcommittee on Higher Education an… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott: On Eve of Labor Day Weekend, August Jobs Report Demonstrates Need for Senate Action

09.04.20   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 1.4 million jobs in August with the unemployment rate at 8.4 percent. "As we approach Labor Day, the August jobs report shows that while the economy is slowly recovering, the pandemic is continuing to devastate workers, families, and communities. The absence of federal leadership has allowed this public health emergency to balloon into an economic crisi… Continue Reading


Chairman Scott Statement on July Jobs Report

08.07.20   WASHINGTON - Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 1.8 million jobs in July with the unemployment rate at 10.2 percent. "Today's jobs report clearly defines the stakes of the current negotiations over the next COVID-19 relief package. The American economy has lost 12.9 million jobs since February, and this is the 20th consecutive week in which more than 1 million Americans filed initial unemployment cla… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 10