During his visit to Amazon.com’s distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee this week, President Barack Obama proposed plans for a deal that cuts corporate tax rates and directs funds to initiatives that create more middle class jobs. The president’s “grand bargain” with the GOP would also provide tax incentives for manufacturers that reshore jobs to the U.S., which will help bolster the economy.
Low-wage workers earning up to $35,000 a year place less value on job training and general education than employers, a new report reveals. Even though most employers indicate that they provide on-the-job training and apprenticeships for their workers, less than half of low-wage employees say they are confident that their company will help them learn new skills and technologies to remain qualified for their job. Why is there such a mismatch? Read more