Invest in AL Workers Act
United State Senator Doug Jones has introduced a bill to invest in Alabama workers and prepare for the jobs of the future. The “Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act” would ensure that American workers have the skills they need to successfully navigate the transition that will result from an increase in automation. According to Senator Jones, it has been estimated that Alabama is one of the top ten states that could be at risk due to automation.
With September being marked as the worst month for U.S. manufacturing in more than a decade, Jones believes that this bill would not only invest in workforce training but expand current programs including WIOA programs, and study workforce training practices.