The White House is making good on its promise to boost jobs with a new jobs and economic growth plan.
The plan, unveiled Thursday, includes a massive new hiring program that would help Americans find good-paying jobs and create new ones.
The $1.2 trillion plan will focus on “making sure every American has the skills they need to get ahead in a dynamic global economy,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday in a statement.
That’s a huge undertaking for a president who was born in Detroit.
But it’s a good start.
And President Trump made it one with a strong plan for his first 100 days.
We’re also creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs for American workers and our economy.
That includes creating the most robust, sustainable and prosperous infrastructure in American history.
We have to continue to make sure Americans are working, getting ahead, and having a chance to live a better life, said Earnest.
The administration also announced the creation of a new Office of Economic Opportunity, which will lead efforts to help Americans get jobs and start businesses.
The new program will be funded with tax dollars from the National Economic Council, the White house said.
The White house is also planning to work with the federal government to help states and cities establish new programs and expand existing ones.
There will be new initiatives like helping workers with college loans, helping people find work, and investing in job training.
And the administration is announcing an economic development task force to help businesses and individuals expand their reach, according to the Whitehouse.
Those initiatives, which include a new Jobs and Economic Growth Commission, will be led by the WhiteHouse chief of staff, Gary Cohn.
The president said the economic growth program will help the economy grow at its full potential and boost jobs for all Americans.