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Post-Pandemic Job Training Offers Chance for Bipartisan Deal

May 21, 2021, 9:01 AM

Democrats and Republicans divided over the scope of President Joe Biden‘s infrastructure package are seeking a bipartisan deal on at least one component: beefing up job training for Americans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Putting more Americans back to work must be a national, bipartisan priority,” Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee, said in a statement.

A record 20.5 million jobs disappeared as businesses shuttered or cut staff last year. Many workers will need to be connected to, or trained for, opportunities in different fields.

The country is in the ...