Thursday, January 23, 2014
Block: ‘We face more than one kind of drought’
“The Governor began his speech by celebrating the creation of one million new jobs in California. Unfortunately a skills gap exists that keeps many of these jobs vacant.
“Gov. Brown urged prudence warning of economic uncertainty caused by the drought – but we face more than one kind of drought. Like crops in California’s central valley, the supply of highly sought after, highly skilled workers has dried up in many parts of the state.
“We must rain resources on workforce development and community college programs that could end the drought of highly skilled workers threatening California’s future. Such rain is necessary for the growth of our economy.”