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Putting America Back to Work: The Role of Workforce Development and Small Business Rehiring

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will meet for a hearing titled, “Putting America Back to Work: The Role of Workforce Development and Small Business Rehiring.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, via CISCO WebEx.

Since March, over 45 million Americans have applied for unemployment and some experts estimate that many of these jobs will not return. Many of the new jobs that are created to replace the old ones may require different skills for which workers may not be trained. Unfortunately, many of the workforce development programs in America have been severely underfunded for years, creating additional challenges in responding to mass unemployment. This hearing will analyze federal programs intended to develop the nation’s workforce and allow Members to hear from experts and officials about how to put Americans back to work.

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Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Ms. Demetra Smith Nightingale
Institute Fellow
Urban Institute
Washington, DC

Ms. Kelly Folks
Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Director
Workforce Center
Centennial, CO
*Testifying on behalf of Workforce Boards and Centers and the Rocky Mountain Workforce Development Association (RMWDA)

Mr. Joe Schaffer
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY
*Testifying on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges

Ms. Kelly Moore
Vice President
GKM Auto Parts Inc.
Zanesville, OH 

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