Rep. Aguilar Releases Jobs Plan to Create Jobs in the Inland Empire
After marking one hundred days in office yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) unveiled his Jobs Plan this morning; his strategy for kick-starting the Inland Empire economy and putting residents back to work. The release of his Jobs Plan follows his Jobs Tour, which he started in January and continued through last week. During the Jobs Tour, Rep. Aguilar held a number of Jobs Roundtable discussions with small business owners, community members, labor representatives, and job seekers throughout San Bernardino County. He also traveled across the district to visit with business owners and employees at their job sites.
“While we have made progress since the financial crisis hit seven years ago, many families throughout the Inland Empire are still struggling to make ends meet. That’s why I spent my first one hundred days in office traveling across the district to discuss job creation directly with San Bernardino County’s small business owners, community members, labor representatives, and job seekers,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar. He added, “My Jobs Plan lays out the steps we need to grow the Inland Empire economy and put our residents back to work.”
Rep. Aguilar’s plan addresses four core areas to get the local economy back on track, including:
- supporting small businesses to help them grow and expand,
- creating 21st century jobs in emerging sectors including renewable energy and biotechnology,
- connecting those looking for work with employers and job training, and
- investing in infrastructure to support business growth.
The Jobs Plan also calls for bipartisan support on commonsense issues including pay equity for men and women, raising the minimum wage, investing in early childhood education, and passing comprehensive immigration reform. Rep. Aguilar’s Jobs Plan can be read in full here.