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With NECA's Early Support, White House Pledge to America's Workers Reaches 6 Million Jobs

Nov 01, 2018

The Trump administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers continues to make considerable progress.

The White House hosted a discussion on the advancement of the jobs effort on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Moderated by Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow, it centered around conversation between President Trump and Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump. 

Earlier this year, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) pledged to help create 60,000 jobs over the next five years and, in doing so, garnered support from other construction groups to join the effort. With NECA’s commitment, the Pledge to America’s Workers recently hit another major milestone.

“Through our influence in the construction industry, NECA has helped the administration hit 6 million pledged jobs over the next five years,” NECA CEO John M. Grau said. “NECA remains committed to working toward growing the electrical construction industry and the larger economy." 

The White House launched the pledge in late July, prompting more than 20 companies and associations to pledge more than 3.8 million training opportunities over the next five years. Since then, more than 100 new companies and associations have joined these efforts to bring the total to more than 6 million new opportunities.