Lawmakers look to workforce development to strengthen defense industrial base

By Jaspreet Gill / December 7, 2021 at 3:44 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- A lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee is urging the development of a collaborative initiative focused on workforce development to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. Speaking here Dec. 4 at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee’s bipartisan Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force, said filling manufacturing jobs will be a critical component to bolstering U.S. global competitiveness. As of July 2021, there are 974,000 unfilled manufacturing...

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