Washington, DC, -  Today, NAM Senior VP for Policy and Government Relations, Aric Newhouse, took part in a panel discussion on, “Strengthening the American workforce: Addressing the skills gap,” with Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Fred Humphries, Microsoft Vice President of US Government Affairs. Hosted by Center Forward, a non-partisan organization, the even focused on the need to close the skills gap in the U.S. to by enacting legislation like the America Works Act. 

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Mr. Newhouse told the audience that “manufacturers need a skilled workforce to compete in the 21st century economy. The ongoing skills gap that has left approximately 600,000 manufacturing jobs unfilled across the country directly undercuts America’s competitiveness."
Mr. Newhouse also highlighted the Institute’s efforts on the ground to attract, qualify, and develop world-class manufacturing talent.  

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