President Obama will visit a school, a dredging manufacturing plant and a worker re-training center on this trip.
Obama is continuing his “Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour” which started last week in Austin, Texas.
Just this week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced troubling statistics. First time jobless claims surged up to 360,000.
During his Texas tour stop, the President told attendees that America needed to become a better magnet for good jobs, government needed to help people earn the skills they need and that “we’ve got to make sure people’s hard work is rewarded so that they can make a decent living doing those jobs.”
During his first five years in the White House, President Obama has been criticized for a lack of action on the economy and jobs.
The President ignored and then disbanded his jobs council, has delayed the Keystone XL pipeline, targeted coal mining companies, dumped millions into failing green energy companies and dumped tons of money into ineffective stimulus programs like cash for clunkers all while getting Obamacare passed, pushing a failed attempt at a gun grab and hosting several star-studded parties.
In the last week, a series of government scandals involving the IRS, Department of State and Department of Justice have flooded the news.
Obama pivoted, then had a laser-like focus, then re-pivoted and is now pivoting again to that which Americans have cared about most: jobs and the economy.