March 25, 2019

Senator Hassan Discusses Importance of Strengthening Workforce Development at GE Aviation in Hooksett

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Senator Hassan takes a tour of GE Aviation’s facility in Hooksett.

HOOKSETT – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited GE Aviation, where she met with leadership and employees to discuss the importance of strengthening workforce development in New Hampshire and across the country, as well as the impact that President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are having on New Hampshire businesses. GE Aviation’s facility in Hooksett specializes in high-tech machining and manufacturing for GE’s aircraft engines that are used both in the U.S. military and the airline industry. For more information on GE Aviation, click here.

“The number one concern I hear about from innovative businesses like GE Aviation is their struggle to recruit enough highly skilled workers,” Senator Hassan said. “I am focused on ensuring that 21st century businesses have the workforce that they need to thrive, including by reintroducing the Gateway to Careers Act, which would help to strengthen workforce development and career pathway programs across the Granite State.”  

Senator Hassan will reintroduce the Gateway to Careers Act, which supports career pathways strategies that combine work, education, and support services to help individuals earn industry-recognized credentials and help ensure that businesses have the workforce they need to succeed in the 21st century innovation economy.  

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