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Skill, Upskill, and Reskill: Analyzing New Investments in Workforce Development

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “Skill, Upskill, and Reskill: Analyzing New Investments in Workforce Development.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom.

Despite the labor market recovering most of the jobs lost during the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an ongoing labor shortage since mid-2021. This has particularly impacted small firms, that had already been struggling with recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce. This hearing will examine the factors contributing to the workforce shortage and discuss potential solutions, including changes to the workforce development system, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and other proposals. 
To view a livestream of the hearing, click here

Hearing Notice

Hearing Memo


Mr. Gerald Lee Arnold
Business Manager & Financial Secretary Treasurer
Denver Pipefitters Local #208
Denver, CO
*Testifying on behalf of the Denver Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

Dr. Mordecai Ian Brownlee, Ed.D.
Community College of Aurora
Aurora, CO

Mr. Joseph W. Kane
The Brookings Institution
Washington, DC

Ms. Diane Benck
General Operations Manager and Owner
West Side Tractor Sales Co.
Lisle, IL
*Testifying on behalf of the Associated Equipment Distributors
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