Creating good jobs is one of my top priorities. Over the last five years, my job fairs have resulted in more than 3,000 job interviews for 2nd District residents. In Congress, I will continue working to pass good jobs legislation that invests in our community and families.
Another challenge facing our community is a lack of in-demand job training. Right now, there are an estimated 15,000 open advanced manufacturing jobs with an average starting salary of $70,000 in Chicagoland. We need to connect 2nd District residents with the right skills to get and succeed in these good, local jobs. My legislation will bring more job training to our community so our neighbors can succeed.
On the State Central Committee, I ensure the Party has a jobs-first message that prioritizes creating job opportunity, increased job training and re-training for workers who lost their jobs.