Clinton on jobs Panel 2 Going Green

About 40 minutes into the event Clinton has invited 4 new panelists to the stage to talk about green jobs.

William Cagney – International Union of Operating Engineers
– working to train operating engineers on green building and energy conservation in buildings. Cagney is on Mayor Ravenstahl’s green task force.
– working to expose school students to green collarred jobs, need to keep girls interested in science beyond 4th grade

Clinton: we need to do a better job of training and retraing our work force.

Marge Kruger – administrative director of Communication Workers of America
– union represents call center workers
– PA was able to help fund worker retraining to keep jobs in PA and avoid outsourcing

Clinton: jobs that are being outsourced are service jobs, need to work to offer training and keep jobs here.

David Mallone – Gateway Financial
– education and medicine make up 40 % of jobs in western pa. There was a need for respirational therapists. Collaboration with educators to get training. Need education system to improve to support global economy. Discretionary funds are needed to respond to changing economy.

Clinton: shortage of nurses, I am endorsed by nurses. Shortage of nursing schools. Government can help states with money. Transparency is needed.

Dr. Nasser – director of center of integrated manufacturing at RIT
– success stories for western NY by investing in new tech
– sees lack of incentives and lack of initiatives

Clinton: we need more collaboration, success in being together universities and businesses

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1 Comment so far

  1. aimless on April 4th, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    Pittsburgh has the lowest job growth rates of any metropolitan area in PA. (Lehigh Valley area has the highest according to this report

    It will be interesting to see what Rendell and Casey say on Meet the Press this Sunday. Hillary and Obama sure are hard at work right now wooing PA voters. They’re focusing on the economy, especially regarding the mortgage crisis. But they (and McCain) haven’t gone further than reacting.

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