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Developing a 21st Century Workforce

As the pandemic fades, it’s more important than ever to help our local small businesses recover. That’s why Senator King continues to support small business grants, loans, and tax credits.

Small businesses and industries in every economic sector are dealing with workforce shortages. Although there is no one cause, we know there is a massive gap between the job requirements and skills in a 21st century economy, and people trained to meet those prerequisites.

To help alleviate those issues, Senator King worked with her colleagues to pass a number of bills to increase opportunity through drastically scaling up apprenticeship training programs across the State and connect more young people to those experiences. And expanded the applicability of a tax credit to employers who hire individuals with disabilities to make those jobs more accessible.