President Trump:Workforce Freedom and Mobility


okay thank you very much and today I’m delighted to welcome governor’s from both parties to discuss the best ways to reform occupational licensing laws advanced child care policies and provide quality job training to all Americans so we can easily have some really phenomenal jobs access to the jobs market and really fulfilling careers in fulfilling careers with a lot of people tremendous progress has been made my daughter Ivanka been working on this very very hard for pretty much the last year and a half and we’ve created over 10 million Shia’s and working with some of the great companies created over ten million jobs it’s been an incredible job that she’s done and I appreciate what is he wanted I guess when you’re a father you’re very proud of that but I’m very proud of the job she did so thank you very much and I have the great fortune of this with it almost every governor in their state and with companies like Walmart and others they haven’t really taken and you can take it on half a million jobs 250,000 Explorer education holistically particularly looking at that mental a career worker in a time of tremendous disruption and changed in technologies so it’s been amazing we traveled across the country to invest in class examples for the private sectors really stepping up their security commitments are many more Apple was here today it was just left he’s just left our others he’s been a real force on the advisory board – like long-living generally Walmart as you mentioned I was just in Indiana Marc Benioff from Salesforce where he committed to training and upskilling 1 million American workers over the course of the next five years others there have been real excitement on tourism and the best examples are when the private sector shares the skills that they need with the community colleges technical schools high schools and the students workers are are trained to coordinate so we want to highlight really great job thank you very much you appreciated very outstanding thanks to Governor Doug Ducey Thank You Bryan they’re good we’re very appreciative of you signing the disaster relief bill very quickly that was helpful for us we were senator Perdue secretary Lew congressman bishop in South Georgia last week and our farmers farm families appreciate it I appreciate the jump you doing David egay thank you David when I chose everything going terrific going very well and we also you know we got it done tough one actually but we’re done and Kim Reynolds everybody knows okay well I thank you and I also want to say thank you for the disaster relief as well as a 15 year round we had you and I was celebrating that great news it’s great news for our farmers and our economy and for consumers so thank you for continuing to really do what what’s your administration’s been able to do for for a farmers market economy well we were there yesterday and the ethanol has been incredible what they’ve done so it’s a big boost for the farmers today Sununu SOR grins regulatory form itself is doing well I really think this is we need to talk about this very intensely what we talking about pretty strong statements today and we’re doing a lot about it I believe thank you very much thank you very much thank you and thank you by the way for encouraging the people of Tennessee to help us get education reform done you spoke out about that for us and we have made some real progress there and even every kid in our state access to high quality education since I’m working well too it’s we’re going to implement that and we’re hopeful I’m certain that we’re gonna improve our public school systems and meaningful life I’ve heard amazing things that you’re doing with education in Tennessee that you’re gonna have to teach some other people maybe sharing them again and be here thank you for your support of energy making sure why Wyoming is part of that energy picture going forward coal natural gas well wind solar all very important parts let’s make sure that they have clear access trade important what your administration is done we’re doing very well in the trade and as you know the u.s. MCA is coming on well I think that hopefully it’s going to get approved quickly everybody wants it it’s in Congress right now it’s in the house everybody seems to I think that’ll be a very bipartisan then it’s very much needed for the farmers manufacturers the unions like it everybody likes it was something that was very important and it’s um as you know Canada’s totally lied and I suppose totally lied and now it’s up to us to get it passed and it’s going to have a tremendous impact at the time somebody was saying over a hundred billion dollars pretty a lot of money a lot of jobs and a lot of it’s going to be it’s gonna make life a lot more transparent in a certain way which is positive but everybody wants it and hopefully they can act quickly because it’s not going very very fast but we can get support from really the Democrats in Congress Nancy Pelosi always people wanted to happen let’s see what happens we’re also joined by secretary Alex Acosta and Alex thank you for the terrific job through our pledge of America’s workers and to America’s workers my administration is partners with governors many of whom are in the world and these folks have been among the most active there are I appreciate it very much and we all appreciate it very much because it’s been incredible and businesses to provide more than nine million new jobs and it’s going to be over 10 million in very short period of time is a workforce development opportunities for the American worker we’ve made historic increases to child care block grants that go to States to help families access quality child care due to our booming economy a record number of Americans are rejoining the workforce including former inmates and those recovering from opioid addiction and the inmates it’s a very special situation it’s never taken place like this because the economy is doing so well you’re doing great in your states but the country is doing so it’s not so easy to get people and good people and they give any inmates people have and I think tell you the receptivity is incredible really well never happened before they had that stigma and the stigma was making it very very hard for them to get jobs and numerous employers have told me it’s it’s a very it was a very a long time ago having tremendous success with a whole program calling prisoners call them inmates call them whatever you want to call them they’re really working out well and people very happy the employers are very happy so due to our moving economy that’s happening and we’re also helping a lot with the opioid addiction we had a meeting yesterday that some of the news and in some areas were down 17 18 percent with the opioid and in some ways we don’t even more than others but it will put a lot of pressure on doctors a lot of a lot of different groups and and even education but we’re down in some cases more than and substantially more than seventeen percent in a period of one year so that was a tremendous meeting we had yesterday to open up even more jobs for our citizens were working with states to address the burdensome and excessive occupational licensing laws which really are thirty percent of your sales very burdensome and say it’s party hard yeah what are you doing a minute so we’re actually working with several of the governor’s are on the table the governor Reynolds just recently tasked them to form for military spouses so that they will now receive provisional licenses while they’re in the first state governor Ducey has passed aggressive legislation designed to look so yes in essence you know almost take rolling back licensing requirements so that individuals can come to Arizona Governor wolf is working on this working just about all the governor’s the Federal Reserve Bank studies show that this is costing us upwards of one and a half million jobs we’re working at the governor this is devastated make it easy for them over the past 50 years occupational licensing regulations have nearly tripled keeping workers out of really good paying jobs and for the most part I guess to take the stage with them what you do need reference to the federal government so you’ll take care of it and anything you can do or to make it very easy for you to go very quickly in many states workers must pay thousands of dollars in completely and years even of training to enter fields such as real estate tourism and many others for example is surprised be nationally the average training for cosmetologist is 11 times longer than the training for emergency medical technicians and sometimes training costs $20,000 for a cosmetology license takes a tremendous amount of time and we have great respect American values but there’s something probably wrong that burdensome licensing laws especially our military spouses who made the record to become recertified each time they move and then cut slightly moving it’s amazing when I meet with military families it’s one of the big events able to credible their incredible workers but they there for two years or three years or less and that’s a bit of a problem these regulations also harm low-income families who can’t afford the time and the money needed to get into these fields earlier this year a gentleman named Governor Doug Ducey signed a law into into existence Universal licensing recognition which accepts occupational licenses granted in many states I applaud governor Ducey and I always have he’s doing a fantastic job and fabulous a feel-good for pioneering the change and we hope that other states are gonna follow I was home asleep and you really have first of all say thank you mr. president for your focus licensing laws and the regulations that get in the way of this we’ve really been focused on licensing reform in the state of Arizona we want to make the state a a place of opportunity for all we began with military spouses trailing military spouses would often be in a position where they couldn’t enter the workforce because their license wasn’t recognized we had great success with that we wanted to expand it so we move down to what we call universal recognition of occupational licensing not always are trying to be gleaming right now but our state is growing they’ve got people coming from all over the country and they don’t lose their skills when they pack up a u-haul truck can come to Arizona so we’re going to recognize that license inside of the state and this is really for the the little guy the the working man the person that comes to town or to our state they they want to earn a living and they want to get to work and we believe it’s a good reform we think it blows quite a hole in the in the mega regulatory state that is there while continuing to protect public health and public safety and just like I learned from many of the ladies and gentlemen around the table here governor’s think good ideas and reapply them everyone here is welcome to take this idea and reapply yours I think your border is looking a lot better than the last four five days there’s been a real ammunition or real blowing the people running across coming with us needing to be at the end is what what the Security’s been doing has been incredible they’re very openly using a difference there is a difference there is a real crisis there and I think it’s still contingent on Congress to act not only on the u.s. MCA but adjusting the laws and making sure that the resources are there to deal with both the humanitarian crisis and the security crisis be so easy to do we could sit down with the Democrats and a very short pretty tech we need the votes don’t have the votes we have to have the votes and we could sit very few number of minutes and yes yes we can solve the asylum problem quickly and we could solve the few loopholes and few loopholes that are just horrible no other country in the world hasn’t I think the Democrats would agree we could sit down and solve that problem and the meantime Mexico has really stepped up to the plate I hope it continues but there’s been a lot fewer people running up and they have six thousand people on their southern border as of today it’s pretty much dead horses fully intact and will be there and there’s a big difference but with all of that being said as that says that it would be really – everybody’s advantage if we could sit down with the Democrats and make it very fast and we’ve been trying they don’t want to give us the votes they don’t want to give us the effort and that’s a shame because if people die on the border you have people dying you have children dying you have women dying you have human trafficking you have drugs coming of course would have a tremendous impact drug and you have people coming across that should be coming across gang members you have a lot of other things pretend we’re getting around we have people all over the country you’ll see it starting in a much bigger way over the next week and a half but people all over the country I spent going out and taking out understated what type of MMS their cream we’re going on with the bad ones and getting the bad ones they’ve been here for a long time and we’re taking them out by the thousands thousands of people they think about ms-13 and other gangs they seem to be the worst but others but we’re getting a matter so with all of that if anybody would like to say anything while you have these wonderful people from Thank You mr. president the great state of Wyoming Yellowstone for a perfectly in the nation and I’m honored to be here appreciate your leadership in convening this bipartisan group of Governors and I look forward to having a productive discussion thank you for bringing together two governors to see can listen to our perspectives as president Trump has recognized before poll is important to our nation’s future prosperity Wyoming is a leading coal producer and has among the largest coal reserves in the world incidentally cleanest the president has been a strong supporter coal and advancing new technologies that support carbon capture and sequestration is critical in addressing climate change and can provide a bridge to a cleaner the future and really good job progress on these months is imperative for Wyoming and I look forward to working there do you know in a changing economy requires an evolving workforce in Wyoming we have sought to expand educational opportunities including vocational education to develop new workforce that our economy will need allowing Wyoming to gain the skills that winery workers to gain the skills needed to improve the quality of their work their take-home pay and ultimately better lives for them and their families the president’s apprenticeship program and expansion and luckier work on that is an avenue for Wyoming to pursue the financial support for building our own workforce we appreciate the number we’re doing so there’s no doubt about it you know when you talk about workforce and there’s two issues that really come up one is week we’re at the tip of the spear on the opioid crisis and secretary Carter has been great we created a program that came out of when I ran a resort in my previous life we create something called recovery trend in workplaces where again if you want someone to be in recovery there’s a big picture there isn’t just a 28 day treatment goodbye and good luck you need employment community allowing and training the private sector to be but we covered friendly into secretary Kostas grant we’ve been throwing that program of tens of thousands people in New Hampshire networking for recovery from the workplace which dovetails right into what we’re also flying above which is justice treatment right giving people a second chance allowing folks when they come up to have a job waiting for them it’s the same type of concept making sure that we have 2.4 percent unemployment I got more jobs and I know what to do it we need the workers they’re there and they really need to be allowing them an opportunity to the workforce then I also want to say you know what Ivanka and her team has done paid family this is a concept that a lot of states have taken on another discussing in Congress again we’ve tried to find an innovative way where there’s no burden on the taxpayer we’ve been a bit weak joining with Vermont and I think I don’t know mom’s gonna go for it before but I got a quote governor scott see if i see if they’re on board but a way to get the private sector involved and really could be able to provide a benefit without an income tax and you do that through public-private partnerships which mr. president you have done more on the public-private partnerships in this country and a lot of folks good at we can imagine so i put some of these pieces in place it really drives for the last thing if i may i do want to mention when you talk about second chances when you talk about the opioid crisis were you talking about justice reforms and prison reform mental health i have all the jobs in the world but we need to be working behind the wall something you’re SOR granted very very well providing recovery programs behind the wall in the prison so when they came out they’re healthy they’re ready to engage in the workforce you have to make sure we shall we appreciate that the horrible fact that many of our prisons in this country are sent to a mental health institutions and that’s a crying shame so you need to have the programs there to make sure that when they come out they’re ready to be part of that workforce in a productive manner you’ve created anytime there’s so many jobs up there it’s unbelievable the opportunity is there but we got to make sure we’re appreciating the individuals amazing part of tax reform the first national family program was passed to incentivize employers we have workers making member $75,000 to offer paid leave presence source to do more minutes record lows but one of the most rewarding things is to see people coming off the sidelines and back into work and workforce participation rates across the country right so just in the last quarter twenty eight seventy-three percent of all new jobs from people who are on the sidelines of the economy not even people on unemployment so it’s really whether it’s criminal justice reform second chance hiring all the work Redman grants skills training employers are getting creative and they’re reaching out and they’re creating a better and more opportunities better more jobs for American workers so it’s very exciting before it was pretty I’ve been in politics now for four and a half years and before that business and I understood my business best people were people who grew up on dairy farmers and people who were all else being equal and you made that point just a moment ago you wonder why we didn’t do it earlier than that these are people who really want to want to work and want to succeed so we have done a lot of things with the clean slate legislative justice reform you were talking about three people from the sidelines in fact first in the nation I think still the only one we we are really working hard to get people back into the workforce we’re focusing licensee reform and Workforce Development brought the chairman of the president Pennsylvania State Chamber business and industry with the president of Pennsylvania afl-cio together and effort to actually bring people back into the workforce and they’re working Marvel’s command centers they’re doing great work with the that’s a unique GI built to deal with problems of Licensing so that when a military family moves from state to state they don’t have to give up their teacher certification they’ll have to give up their whatever license they have from the other state but we have a good idea called a universal recognition but it really helps military families people who are mobile we’re also on our way to implement our first significant licensing reform that has their points to it including ruminating some licenses all together making it a lot easier and reducing the barrier to entry to a lot of professions I’m really looking forward to this because I think we can learn a lot of Pennsylvania what we can do the federal government and with the private sector to actually make things better people have something and that’s what we’re about so thank you for having me make a great statement I’ve never heard it before the best people people in prison and people that work on Fox thank you very much TURN RIGHT catch Georgia mr. president as you know we’re doing a lot on workforce that are staying like a lot of other governors just one of our top this uses the lowest unemployment had 19 years that is great visit with the market at UPS to see really what they add me there to see state of the art training obviously our colleges universities our Technical College System is very engaged and supplying the workforce but we got a unique program our QuickStart program which has been ranked number one right job tank training program in nee regards in the country which was proud of it it will trained qualified existing businesses and new businesses coming into the state and those that want to expand so it’s very mobile to be able to do job training and then we also have specialized training centers for you know certain industries that we’re targeting and Georgia’s that our companies need workers in and we’re doing that in manufacturing aviation bioscience cybersecurity film the film industry very big in Georgia right now and also invent it and that’s one reason we continue a plus maybe when it comes to our our workforce so we’re doing a lot we know that’s a huge issue on the occupational licensing front a couple years ago we passed a compact for nurses so they can join a compact so you don’t have the multi-state licensing issue that the license will reciprocate we did that this year with medical doctors that’s very important especially when you think of telemedicine telemedicine in rural healthcare and then something that’s probably not on many people’s radar we did some legislation this year that our community bankers our smaller banks are very excited about and let them have better access to capital which is going to help our areas outside that are struggling in rural Georgia to be able to lend more money to the business people there to expand and hire and parts of our state we don’t have as much going on so you know those are the things that we’re focused on but also the disaster relief money going in the south and southwest you’re just going to be paid for our economy in the next year or two as we continue to recover so everything they did well was I know you’re frustrated like I was it’s Cooke so long but we’re very grateful you’ve signed it quick and then meet them today talking about hopefully there’s going to be flexibility with the money and block grants or other things that we could our agriculture commissioner there is going to win we can we can get that money out very quickly with transparency and put it to work they need it Sonny’s going to do a job but it better very quickly and I think nobody else but this group would have been able to get it there’s a tough thing to get and we got it finally so for a lot of people well we appreciate the administration’s that fast support through all of that and all the folks the secretary level folks and budget folks that have worked with us and we look forward to working with you in the future to get that money in thank you brother thank you very much okay well thank you this resident at work and Iowa we have a diverse and growing economy even with some significant challenges with agriculture and subletting but we have the lowest unemployment 2.4 percent with more Ireland working at any other time in our state history here’s the other part of the narrative I think that nobody’s mentioned yet we’ve had seven straight quarters of wages throughout from the state of Iowa a lot of blue-collar workers are experiencing that so I’m not but not only only bringing people off the sidelines but we’re seeing wages increase too and that is just a win-win so when I travel the state here’s the other good news because of the policies that you’ve put in place every job creator that I talked to they are projecting significant growth it’s moving forward they’re very optimistic about the future and what an opportunity for Iowans our workforce housing and chapter are three big barriers that we’re addressing every single day we’ve got a future in a iowa program that has a goal of having 70% of Iowans in the workforce have either education or training beyond high school by the year 2025 we have a robust registered apprenticeship program that we’re bringing into our high schools as we try to empower who can grow rural Iowa the more connectivity and relation ships that we can build with our young people and our job creators right in our communities that’s a win-win we have kids that are coming out of high school that have participated in a welding apprenticeship program where they’re actually earning forty and fifty thousand dollars the last two years of high school and going right into a job right in that community so that’s keeping our communities vibrant and growing so really excited about the opportunities that we see there I’m so proud to be a part of your workforce Advisory Council to really create a national brand about the opportunities that exist in states all across this country to put some accountability in place and look for opportunity to really scale best practices that are working the other thing that we did and it’s been mentioned mental health is a big big big piece of that we lived a comprehensive adult mental health care reform last year and this year I was able to pass working with the legislature at Children’s Mental Health System we’ve been talking about it for decades and nobody got it done and it really there’s a lot of money that goes into the system the parents don’t know where to start and so we’ve created a system of structure some oversight some eligibility requirements and core mandated services we’re also appropriating supplies to educators to help them identify early warning signs of mental illness so we can get these kiddos the services that they need sooner rather than later and to help buy down waitlist so and luckily for Iraq up were really big on second chances too we’re coming back next year with criminal justice reform we get some employer liability shield we’ve got registered apprenticeship programs in every single institution we’re helping them get driver’s license we’re dealing transportation living a place to live when they go back into society and attend a job that’s waiting for them to participate as well so thanks for helping me a partner and what we’re trying to do at the state level it’s been a great experience fantastic and on top of all that in Mexico and Canada are now buying a lot of stuff a lot of your agricultural products again you know that started as a few days ago but they are buying a lot but even before they’ve they’ve been in for a period of time they’re buying a lot of agricultural products David go ahead and please well certainly we are doing many of the same things where it’s been our apprenticeship programs really trying to connect the dots between our education system and the job opportunities working with businesses to embrace new apprenticeship programs in healthcare and technology trying to increase and improve the ability of our high school students to get access to careers whether that’s higher education you know we do have our early college program at producing high school students that are graduating with Associate of Arts degrees because of our commitment to ensuring that all of our high school students have access to higher education but we are also looking at taking apprenticeship programs that have been so successful especially in the country trades into the new areas of job opportunities in health care as well as technology so we’re excited about that we are pursuing second chance and criminal justice reform as well in investing in our Prison Industries programs trying to ensure that those at the time that they end their incarceration have quality job skills so they can be picked out for anything as well so we’re excited about all of those opportunities to make sure that everyone in our community has access to quality jobs from living wages thank you very much Dan good job bill Dennis isn’t interested in the fact that all of us around this table are talking about the things that we’re able to do because we haven’t economy that is so strong in this country because of the policies that you have put in place and we and Tennessee shared and that strong economy and that level unemployment but we want to continue to improve we want to continue to bring more people into the workforce and the work that you’re doing in workforce development is particularly interesting to me six months ago I ran a company of fourteen hundred skilled workers plumbers pipe cutters welders electricians that’s what I’ve done all my life I know firsthand how critically important it is to have skilled workers and the lack of them that we country so when I became governor we we rolled out something called the governor’s investment vocational education act the give act we’re providing dual credit enrollment at no cost to high school students that are enrolled in vocational technical or agricultural career paths it’s a twenty five million dollar investment that’s going to set up through Community Grants CTE programs in high schools that don’t have them and we’re working with the employers as as a former employer knowing that I knew what skills I needed better than the education system did then we’re working with employers to help design those those curriculum for those programs we also are doing something called the future workforce initiative that set up initially a hundred middle school stem programs we want to be an attractive State for the jobs in the future and I have an engineering background myself so we’ve we rolled out this one hundred one hundred mill school plan but we’re we have a goal of tripling the number of stem designated public high schools in Tennessee about 2022 we think if we approach this vocational side as well as the STEM education side then we’re going to have a workforce ready for the future and so we’re grateful for your for your advancing Workforce Development Center great way and I’ll add to spent about twenty years working in a prison reentry program myself in the private sector in non-profit work and I mentally men coming out of prison and I saw how criminal justice reform changes lives it changes lives it saves taxpayers money because we incarcerate less people it reduces recidivism and at the end of the day it lowers crime and it produces safer neighborhoods so we’ve invested this year in an education program for those who are incarcerated knowing that a person coming out of incarceration re-entry with a certificate some level of attainment has about a 40% chance of more successful reentry than one who doesn’t so I could continue to talk but I’m excited to be here because these are subjects that are near and dear in my heart but that are transformative for our nation and your leadership in them on a national level allows us at the state level to to get more done and so we’re grateful for that you know Bill thinks it’s really great but very few people thought that criminal justice reform could get done and they’ve been trying to get it done for years as you people know they’ve been trying to get it done for many years and we like that and yes they could even make some modifications and some additions to it as time goes by and we got it done from some very liberal people and from some of the most conservative people in the country it’s an incredible thing some of the most conservative liberal looks and they all pull together we we did something that everybody said could not happen and it was a tremendous package and part of what we’re talking about is the prison reform and all of the other things that we’re doing many many things and so it’s an honor to be involved with that but it was really something generated about that and so many of the people a lot of the governor’s helped a lot of the governor’s states like Texas and states like Kentucky and the substation a pretty tough thing right here and some pretty tough states they were they had done it long before the federal government you couldn’t get it done without a factor we got it done so we owe a big thanks to a lot of people but that was something that was never going to happen and everybody pulled together and did something very special so it’s great I’d like to ask maybe a man who’s been it would be for a long time and he’s still with me but he’s going to be going from he’s gonna be working from the outside a little bit as opposed to the inside now I can actually speak even more voice so personally Kevin I could you think you were to tell them just briefly where we’ve come from where they’re going you know I watching all the governors talk about the great things they’ve done one of the things that was mentioned that I know they’ve been paying attention to as well is the importance of child care and helping single moms reconnect with the labor force something that vodkas emphasized for the last couple of years and you sir you might recall emphasize black grants to States so that the states could experiment to providing child care and development to single moms well I pulled the data right before the meeting this morning and the labor force participation rate for single moms aged 25 to 34 over the last couple of years is that readers is up four percent and so and so it’s not just you’re basically well the way you get growth like this is you solve a whole bunch of little problems and so it’s not just setting the top grade it’s finding the little problems and working to fix them and then finally serve that one of the things you charged me to do you might recall about two years ago was to look at all the training programs everywhere in government and evaluate them at CEA to have our staff do that and issue a report that will make public in about a week and so that the reports going through staffs like rate and I brought a cop here we’ve actually really done it and for the signed of how much this effort is pulled everybody together is if possible smile that gave you a whole bunch of comments this morning of the things that you want to change to the report because there was literature that we didn’t cite that we said oh that salon is it but the point is it’s really been a massive ever in this White House that is really necessarily nature thank you very much Kevin so really a fantastic job that you’ve done and I know you can just keep it going maybe from a different little location right questions very very talented man thank you thank you thank you everybody you

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