Hagan’s “NC Back to Work Jobs Tour”

February 24th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Featured, Jobs, US NC Senate Watch No Responses
Hagan’s “NC Back to Work Jobs Tour”

CONOVER, N.C. – U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) today continued her North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour at the ground breaking for Conover’s new Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC). The new facility aims to grow more small business manufacturing companies by providing entrepreneurs with access to low cost testing, research and development and shared resources.

“Jobs are my number one priority, and I am on my North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour to take action on jobs right now,” said Hagan. “The new and expanded MSC will be a successful job creator because it focuses on two of North Carolina’s greatest strengths: our manufacturing expertise and the determination of our small business owners. By giving our entrepreneurs the space and the resources to test out their ideas, train, and develop their products, MSC will help open the doors to future businesses in this community, businesses that are going to produce jobs when we need them-right now.”

This was the fifth stop on Hagan’s North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour. She previously visited Service Thread Manufacturing in Laurinburg, Wake Technical Community College’s emerging Simulation and Game Development Program, Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Center, and a veterans hiring fair in Concord.

The North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour will include stops in communities across North Carolina. Hagan will meet with small business owners, workers, veterans, manufacturers, workforce development officers, community college administrators, and others to gain input and feedback about concrete steps that can put people back to work right now. The tour will explore many aspects of the unemployment crisis, including a strong emphasis on job training and job readiness.

Hagan has a bill, the AMERICA Works Act, which encourages national industries, from construction to aerospace, to come together and agree on the skill sets necessary for employees. When the industries have agreed upon standards, curricula will be developed for training programs at community colleges that will offer industry-recognized credentials. When workers have earned an industry-recognized credential, they will be qualified for employment in any state. For more about the AMERICA Works Act, please click here.

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press release 2/21/12

Minimum Wage- Yes or No?

February 16th, 2012 by WendyW Categories: Featured, Jobs No Responses

This question was posted on our Facebook discussion group:

“Say that you are an employee working two jobs (one at Subway and one at McDonalds) you work over full time put in as many hours as a CEO of an investment firm but you are facing eviction from your home and he owns 5 houses. How do you convince someone in that situation that we dont need a massive increase in the minimum wage?”

Why won’t you join the conversation?

The Engine For Jobs In This Country Is Small Businesses

January 25th, 2012 by scarlett Categories: Featured, Economy, Jobs No Responses
The Engine For Jobs In This Country Is Small Businesses

“The Engine For Jobs In This Country Is Small Businesses And That Should Be Our Focus.” – Leader Cantor (video)