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Workforce Development

  • Federal Workforce Development Accountability: Strengthening accountability would ensure that there is a strong monitoring entity to make sure that American needs are met with allocated tax dollars from the federal government. Investment in the workforce so our country can cope with the aftereffects of COVID-19. Continue to support the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Boosting of Soft Skills: In the age of increasing isolation by technology, soft skills become even more critical. Fund WOA supplies local community centers and neighborhood organizations to help with workforce preparation.

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  • Prioritize Struggling Neighborhoods: Workforce Development is a strategy to combat poverty. Chol’s plan is to prioritize impoverished neighborhoods to rise above poverty. Policies to concretely fund economic development (for example fight food deserts) in neighborhoods.

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  • Public-Private Partnership: Strengthening public-private partnerships to enhance the quality of workforce skills. America grows when there is an equitable balance and partnership between public and private institutions. Public investment needs accountability and tangible results to move our people, economy, and country forward.

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  • Long-term Care: Investment in recruitment and retention of staffing for long-term care for our aging population. Baby boomers are aging, and we need people to care for them as they have cared for America. There is a need for a better quality of care.

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  • Youth Work: Invest in youth summer workforce: To improve the future growth of our young Americans, it is important that we invest in them now. Every child from the ages of 15 and up should be able to have a job during summer breaks. This helps children and young people develop skills. Help municipalities and youth organizations prepare and put more youth to work. 

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  • Reentry Integration Initiative: Fund re-entry programs to reduce recidivism for community members returning from federal prisons. Helping Americans who have served sentences reenter society is important. The goal is rehabilitation over punishment. Chol will support measures such as H.R. 955, and the Medicaid Reentry Act to allow States to make medical assistance available to inmates during the 30-day period preceding their release.

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  • Build Back Better Act (H.R.5376): Support President Biden’s Build Back Better Act to help bring resources back to our communities for modern-day training for the generations of the American workforce. If the bill dies in the Senate, Chol would like to reintroduce it by finding common ground through bipartisanship. The best approach would be to reintroduce it in pieces. For example, re-introduce separately job placement and career services.