Schneider Proposes Law to Help Job Growth

Congressman’s bipartisan proposal will ease the way for people to get training for skilled jobs employers are seeking.

Legislation to improve employment opportunities for north suburban residents was introduced today by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield). It is the first bill introduced by the 10th District Congressman.

Aimed at small and medium sized companies, the law proposed by Schneider and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) will help create a certification which schools and other training programs can issue to signify to a potential employer the credential holder is ready to step into a specific job.

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“Businesses want to grow and they need qualified, skilled people who are ready to go from day one,” Schneider said. This was a major take away he got from a tour of area businesses Jan. 10 and 11. “This will help match the needs of businesses with the skills of people looking for work.”

This will ease the way for states to work with companies under existing laws to develop the precise needs they require for a specific job in their place of business. Those who train the workers can then teach the necessary skills to issue the certificate.

“The employers will know the people are qualified because in many cases they helped develop the program,” Schneider said. He said it will ease the way for governors of states to work with businesses and organizations like National Association of Manufacturers to develop the needed skills.

Another thing Schneider learned on his tour last month was the need for skilled workers in the northern suburbs and a lack of people with those skills. “Many of these jobs require technical science and math training,” he said. A lot of the positions can be filled with a high school education and proper training.

Schneider is also proud of the fact his first legislation was introduced with a Republican from Pennsylvania. Both during his campaign and after winning the seat he has pledged to do what he can to end gridlock in Washington.

Lennie Jarratt February 07, 2013 at 05:35 PM
The law as described in the article doesn't grow jobs at all. It is a training program some some can be certified to do jobs that already exist. Which if those jobs exist and there are no people to take them, the salaries should increase to attract qualified applicants. We don't need another gov't run jobs program. Second, it appears from this article that Schneider is saying everyone doesn't need to go to college to get a job. If that is his point of view, will he make technical education a priority in future legislation or will he continue the NCLB and union mantra of every child should go to college?
HM February 07, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Most people I know get jobs based on who they know. A personal recommendation is almost necessary in finding a job. I know no one who landed a job by sending in a certificate saying they are qualified. This is smoke and mirrors to make it appear that something is being done to help jobs. However, this does nothing to create one job!
Sandra Sims February 07, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Actually, if you did a little research, there is a problem with companies unable to find applicants with the proper skills. It is a no brainer to hook up community colleges and other vocational training entities to work directly with employers to train people specifically for the jobs. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bmoharrisbank/2012/12/19/why-the-manufacturing-skills-gap-is-creating-new-opportunities/ http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/perspectives/narrow-the-skills-gap-community-colleges-are-critical-in-training-the-work-force-we-need-673303/
Sandra Sims February 07, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Oh and PS: I find it hilarious that so many whiners compare IL to the Titanic, and yet remain here. Too stupid to jump off the "sinking ship"? LOL
Carl Castrogiovanni February 07, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Sandra, They can ALREADY do that! Why do we need another "law" to make that happen?! Laws, by definition cost money. Each new law that's passed, costs the taxpayers. Why should we incur those costs when we can already get the benefits without it?
Carl Castrogiovanni February 07, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Sandra, You should have quit while you were moderately ahead. An unprovoked personal attack on other posters does you no credit...
McCloud February 07, 2013 at 07:13 PM
How many failed attempts by our government do we need before people like Schneid understand that government cannot create jobs, it just gets in the way.
Sandra Sims February 07, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Sorry, Carl. I guess it's just an overload of unprovoked stupidity. It's like listening to someone sitting outside while it rains and complaining endlessly about being wet. I guess, since you can't fix it, I should just let the stupidity pass without comment.
Carl Castrogiovanni February 07, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Sandra, What's REALLY stupid is you not answering my original question: Why do we need this additional law when we can ALREADY do this?!
Sandra Sims February 07, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Beats me, Carl. While of course you would think the business community and the schools would set this up themselves, they obviously haven't done so. Then the business owners go to Schneider and complain, so he introduces a bill. Just the way things are done. Granted, it is silly and inefficient, but then, so many things are. Why don't you ask the business owners why they haven't parterned with the schools? Or the schools with local businesses? Just because something is a good idea doesn't mean anyone runs with it.
Quinn For President February 07, 2013 at 09:01 PM
And now the worst governor in the United States wants an increase of the minimum wage to $10 ROFL.
McCloud February 07, 2013 at 09:05 PM
That should increase our unemployment rate to 20%, teens good luck getting work. More strip malls growing prickly weeds this summer. Thanks Mope.
Carl Castrogiovanni February 07, 2013 at 09:13 PM
"Beats me, Carl." Then why are you so in favor of it?! "Granted, it is silly and inefficient..." Then, why do it?! "Just because something is a good idea doesn't mean anyone runs with it." The left's standard M.O.: pass another law, throw money at it, rationalize the irrational, and call anyone who balks at it "stupid". Sweet!
Sandra Sims February 07, 2013 at 10:53 PM
You're a very angry guy, aren't ya, Carl? Careful with the snow, that kind of rage increases your chance of having a grabber. I am trying to find where I heartily endorsed Schneider's bill, and coming up empty. I simply stated that the idea of putting business and schools together was a good one, and needed. I do believe if you read the article, this particular bill was co-sponsored by an R from PA. So much for your "those damn Lefties" rant. And I called the people who constantly complain that IL is going under, yet are too lazy and or stupid to leave, stupid. Not you. Maybe you should take a Xanax. Sounds like you need one. Maybe two.
Carl Castrogiovanni February 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM
"You're a very angry guy, aren't ya, Carl? Careful with the snow, that kind of rage increases your chance of having a grabber." Again with the personal insults. You calling people stupid and now angry? Pot. Kettle. Black. Though, yes, the standard left-wing tactic of calling those who disagree with you "stupid" is rather disheartening if not frustrating... "I am trying to find where I heartily endorsed Schneider's bill" You applauded this idea and called it's opponents stupid, and yet that's not "endorsing" it in your eyes? You're a piece of work, especially if you think you're convincing anyone here...
RB February 08, 2013 at 01:34 AM
I think Sandra made a good point. Those of you miserable enough in Illinois to constantly complain about living here....move! Texas or Florida will welcome you with open arms and limited benefits should you ever need them, just like you want.
Terri February 08, 2013 at 02:08 AM
LOL!!! NCLB was Bush & Boehner's baby! The unions are against it! LOL!!!
Sandra Sims February 08, 2013 at 02:39 AM
LOL, so now calling someone who is angrily ranting "angry" is a "personal attack"? You're a pip, Carl. And obviously reading comprehension is not your strong suit. I will say au revoir now, as your amusement factor has diminished, and you are obviously incapable of intelligent debate. Do try to calm down. Ha!
Carl Castrogiovanni February 08, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Sandra, typical liberal crank, has to have the last word. Go ahead and enjoy the delusion that you've won any plaudits here... LOL!
Carl Castrogiovanni February 08, 2013 at 03:43 AM
No, "RB" & "Sandra", we'll stay here in the wonderful Midwest and continue to fight against you takers...
Ellie February 10, 2013 at 04:23 AM
I heard the federal government had well over a hundred different job training programs! And they all overlap. One Oklahoma Senator ordered a study of all the different federal agencies and programs; he had to give up after five years. It was impossible to even number them. Thanks, Congressman......
Mrs. H February 12, 2013 at 02:48 PM
I didnt think it was real or true but it is! Its the attack of the body snatchers!!! They've gotten to Ms Simms! She's got the empowerment belief that if she stands next to the president and his decisions & actions, the demise of the American dream is not real! What a wacko. Girl, go learn something. Maybe you should lose your job or burry your military family member to possibly understand what's REALLY going on her. Sounds like she needs some spiritual growth too. Go pray & ask for forgiveness Sandra.
Sully February 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM
(Please excuse the interruption)- Lennie, I thought this was an interesting read. http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/big-tobacco-koch-brothers-planned-tea-parties-decade-they-hit-american-politics?paging=off You may not have been a part of it, but the tea party's agenda was and is nothing close to what it has advertised. It's been a scam since day one. You and all the others in this supposed grass roots movement were used.
Gary February 12, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Sully, You know absolutely nothing about how the Tea Parties formed. I was there, and nothing I've heard from the conspiracy theorists is true. That's all Alinsky tactics of "personlize, demonize, and destroy individuals". Nothing in your world is real. Nothing. Here's the problem you have. As long as you insist on believing left wing propaganda you will forever be confused by the real world around you. Here's an example. Why are health insurance costs going up when Obama guaranteed they would drop by $2,500 per family? You can not answer this question, but I can.
J.Lyn February 13, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Mrs. H.... Do you know why they called it " The American Dream"? Because you have to be asleep to believe it! I would not suggest others need "spiritual growth" when you yourself show up here flinging personal insults. If you yourself stood on higher spiritual ground...you yourself would not stoop to the level of those you criticize. I suggest a good, long, honest look in the mirror Mrs. H.
McCloud February 13, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Th real scam is how a President gets reelected with contracting GDP, increasing unemployment, massive deficit budgets, record number of people on welfare and food stamps, and a media who covers this and the prodigious failure of a commander in chief who can't be reached in a crisis in Benghazi (and a media who doesn't report it) THATS THE SCAM. Too many who like Santa Claus.
Sully February 13, 2013 at 04:42 AM
You were there, Gary? Really?With the Kochs and all their corporate buddies and their bought politicians? Why do I doubt this? Gosh, research supported facts is propaganda, Gary? Right- just like evolution, and the world is more than 6000 years old, and Saddam Hussein was not responsible for 9/11, is propaganda. The sun also revolves around the earth (which is not really a globe, but is flat) and Ronald Reagan never raised taxes. Is that the real world you're referring to?
Sully February 13, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Are "takers" the only ones who voted for Obama, Carl?
Sully February 13, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Very Christianly of you Mrs. H. Jesus would be so proud.
Gary February 13, 2013 at 03:12 PM
No. Obama was elected by a coalition of haters and takers.


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