Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2022, 9:45 AM

House Democrats Call for Apprenticeship Subsidies for Employers

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Employers that want to offer apprenticeship programs to aid workforce development in a tight labor market would get some funding help under a House bill to be introduced Thursday.

The legislation comes at a time when the workforce is continuing to recover from the peak of the global Covid-19 pandemic and jobless rates are at a record low in some places.

Reps. Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), Joseph Morelle (D-N.Y.), and Jason Crow (D-Colo.) plan to introduce the Apprenticeship Support for Small Employers and Teams, or ASSET Act, Thursday. It would provide grants to subsidize apprenticeship programs in small- and medium-sized ...