House Bill Aims to Train Low-Income Parents for In-Demand Jobs

With jobs across the country going unfilled due, in part, to a lack of skilled workers, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, introduced legislation this week to help low-income parents overcome employment barriers and train for in-demand jobs.

The bill, which Neal, the top Democrat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, filed in the House on Monday, calls for $1 billion in investments to help train parents, who receive cash benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, seek better employment opportunities.

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