A bill introduced this week by U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock – and co-sponsored by longtime Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin – would increase federal investments in worker training to offset the impact of automation and artificial intelligence.
The Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act aims to help transition workers into higher-skilled positions that are less likely to be impacted by technological change.
“Nearly 50 percent of jobs in Georgia and across the country could be at risk for automation, and we know those most vulnerable are already living on the margins. This is an opportunity to invest in a future-forward workforce, equipping individuals with the tools, resources, and education needed to thrive in our ever-evolving economy,” said Senator Warnock. “This legislation marks a pivotal step towards ensuring our citizens are well-prepared to join the workforce of the future.”
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