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Labor Day Interview with Labor Secretary Pat Pizzella!

August 29, 2019

Unemployment in the United States is at lower levels than in decades; new administration reforms are opening more opportunities for high-paying careers.

In this exclusive interview, Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella highlights the great job creation, especially for minorities, over the past two and a half years. He explains how a proposed reform will give high school students greater access to apprenticeships so they can earn money in a job while learning marketable skills, a possible alternative to attending a four-year college which could leave them in debt with a degree of little market value. Pizzella also tells us not to fear robots taking our jobs. Higher productivity will mean more employment opportunities!

For more on automation, check out our piece Labor Day Needs an Education Revolution.

Also, check out Trump Administration Proposes More Flexible Apprenticeship Rules.

Author
Edward Hudgins is the research director for The Heartland Institute.
ehudgins@heartland.org @DrEdwardHudgins