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NC Chamber Applauds Workforce Revitalization Bill, Urges Governor Cooper’s Support

For a number of weeks, the NC Chamber has helped lead a business effort aimed at securing an expedient, impactful resolution to North Carolina’s acute talent shortage. We have previously signaled our support for Senate Bill 116 for its inclusion of key workforce revitalization measures that will help bring this crisis to an end. Today, NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido released this statement commending members of the General Assembly for working to pass Senate Bill 116 and urging Governor Cooper to secure this vital priority for our state:

“At this decisive moment for our state, every day matters for the job creators struggling to find talent and for the parents and families looking for a feasible path back to work. Senate Bill 116 provides the critical solutions we need to reinvigorate our workforce, reduce COVID-related childcare constraints on families to empower their return to a job, and end our dependence on federal programs created for a moment when jobs were not readily available across our state. The NC Chamber applauds our elected leaders who worked hard to secure this bill and we urge Governor Cooper to help expedite our economic relaunch by signing Senate Bill 116 into law.”