The economy is booming like never before. It’s time that all our workers have an opportunity to experience the American Dream.

President Trump’s agenda is driving an economic resurgence that is creating more and more opportunities for American workers.

  • More than 5.3 million jobs were created between President Trump’s election and his second State of the Union Address alone.
  • February 2019 marked the 12th consecutive month that America’s unemployment rate remained at 4 percent or below.
  • In early 2019, wage growth for U.S. workers hit its fastest pace in a decade.

This high-energy growth environment presents both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is that companies must find more workers with specific skill sets to fill an increasing number of open jobs. The opportunity is that with more affordable, relevant training, many American workers will now have the chance to move into better jobs that deliver bigger paychecks.

On July 19, 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the National Council for the American Worker.

Comprised of senior Administration officials, the National Council for the American Worker is charged with developing a National strategy for training and retraining the workers needed across high-demand industries. The group will convene voices from the public, private, education, labor, and not-for-profit sectors to enhance employment opportunities for Americans of all ages.

The National Council for the American Worker is Co-Chaired by:

Executive Order on the National Council for the American Worker



The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Working directly with the National Council for the American Worker, President Trump’s Executive Order also established the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

This Board brings together members from diverse backgrounds including the private sector, educational institutions, and State and local governments.

Their mission? Ensure all Americans can benefit from the nation’s historic economic boom and record low employment rates. 

The American Workforce Policy Advisory Board seeks to bring more Americans off the sidelines and into the workforce by improving jobs data transparency and skills-based hiring and training, advancing opportunities for lifelong learning, and promoting multiple pathways to family-sustaining careers.

Most important, they will focus on getting results.
Co-chaired by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, members of the Advisory Board include:
  • Jay Box, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
  • Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges
  • Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
  • Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Juanita Duggan, President & CEO, National Federation for Independent Business
  • Elizabeth Goettl, President & CEO, Cristo Rey Network
  • Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, & CEO, Lockheed Martin
  • Eric Holcomb, Governor, Indiana
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • Al Kelly, CEO, Visa
  • Vi Lyles, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP America
  • Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building and Trades Unions
  • Doug McMillon, President & CEO, Walmart
  • Craig Menear, Chairman, President, & CEO, Home Depot
  • Michael Piwowar, Executive Director, Milken Institute
  • Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University
  • Kim Reynolds, Governor, Iowa
  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, & CEO, IBM
  • Scott Sanders, Executive Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
  • Johnny Taylor, President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Sheree Utash, President, WSU Tech
  • Marianne Wanamaker, Professor, University of Tennessee

Learn more about the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board



The Pledge to America’s Workers

As part of the National Council for the American Worker, the Trump Administration is asking companies and trade groups throughout the country to sign our Pledge to America’s Workers—committing to expand programs that educate, train, and reskill American workers from high-school age to near-retirement.

Since President Trump signed the Executive Order, more than 200 companies and organizations have signed the Pledge, contributing to over 8.9 MILLION new education and training opportunities for American students and workers over the next five years.

We call upon employers large and small to join this crucial initiative to create more jobs, strengthen our economy, and restore hopeful futures to countless families.

As the economy booms, it’s time to make a Pledge to America’s Workers.

To LEARN ABOUT SIGNING the pledge, email WORKFORCEpledge@who.eop.gov

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new opportunities pledged for America's workers.

  • A 2 Z Hospice Sterilization Corp 25

  • A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co 275

  • ABB Inc. 24,000

  • ACCI 125

  • Accu-Mold LLC 55

  • ADP 2,000

  • AECOM 40,000

  • Aerospace Industries Association 48,000

  • Airbus OneWeb Satellites LLC 250

  • Altec, Inc 1,000

  • Amazon 50,000

  • America's Workforce Solution, LLC 100

  • American Hotel and Lodging Association 130,000

  • American Trucking Associations 50,000

  • AmSkills- American Manufacturing Skills Initiative 5,000

  • Apple 10,000

  • Arktis Detection Systems 8

  • ASH North America, Inc. 80

  • Associated Builders and Contractors 500,000

  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida 5,000

  • Associated Equipment Distributors 10,000

  • Associated General Contractors of America 172,500

  • Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) 250,000

  • AT&T 200,000

  • ATMOS 360 Air Systems Solutions 10

  • Autoneum North America, Inc. 45

  • B & B Concrete, Inc. 120

  • Bayou Concrete 750

  • BBS Automation Chicago, Inc. 40

  • Benpac Holding AG 350

  • Best Buy 50,000

  • Blue Halo Med Spa 25

  • Boeing 100,000

  • BSWANKY, LLC 25

  • Buchanan County Health Center 125

  • Can You Escape? 50

  • Capital Concrete 100

  • Carew Concrete and Supply Co., Inc 400

  • Casey Jackson Ford 250

  • Cemstone Products 8

  • Cemstone Products Companies 1,000

  • City Machine Technologies 50

  • Cloverdale Foods 250

  • Cognizant 40,000

  • Concrete Supply Co. 1,200

  • Consumer Technology Association 392,214

  • Cope Plastics 50

  • Cornerstone Engineering, Inc. 125

  • Crow Practice LLC 50

  • CRST 200

  • Custom Traffic Solutions 100

  • Decker Precision Machining, Inc. 8

  • Deloitte 75,000

  • Dickinson Ready Mix Company 30

  • DXC Technology 2,000

  • Dyersville Die Cast 40

  • Earp Enterprises Inc 1,000

  • Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, Inc. 1,000

  • Eastern Shipbuilding 1,600

  • Ernst and Young LLP 110,000

  • Extreme Dodge Jeep Ram 10

  • EZ Foods, Inc 50

  • FCA International 42,000

  • FedEX 512,000

  • Feintool International Holding AG 20

  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. 500

  • Firehouse of America, LLC 8

  • Firmenich, Inc. 4,000

  • Flexsteel Industries, Inc. 1,100

  • Ford 55,000

  • Four Star Freightliner 175

  • Foxconn 13,000

  • Franke Group 25

  • Fredon Corporation 75

  • Geiger Ready Mix Co. Inc. 125

  • Giese Manufacturing Co. 10

  • Gilbert Home Comfort 20

  • Gilchrist Automotive 75

  • GM 10,975

  • Harper and Associates Real Estate 350

  • Harris Corporation 1,000

  • Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.) 5

  • Hewlett Packard 6,700

  • Hill International Trucks 50

  • Home Depot 50,000

  • Honeywell 20,400

  • Hunter Truck 100

  • Hy-Vee 15,000

  • Hyundai of Slidell 20

  • IBM 100,000

  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 250,000

  • International Code Council 25,000

  • International Union of Operating Engineers 543,500

  • Internet Association 30,000

  • Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation 250

  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) 14

  • Iowa Business Council 30,000

  • IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries 1,000,000

  • Jade Strings 4

  • Johnson & Johnson 10,000

  • Katpro Technologies Inc 20

  • Kelly Cadillac 25

  • Kent Corporation 3,000

  • Kenworth of Louisiana 25

  • King Contracting, Inc. 610

  • King's Material, Inc. 32

  • KPMG 35,000

  • Kudelski Group 15

  • Latham Marine, Inc. 5

  • Leidos 2,125

  • Leonardo DRS 1,000

  • Lesher Mack Sales & Services Inc. 20

  • Lisle Corporation and EZ Way, Inc. 50

  • Lockheed Martin 8,000

  • Logic Solutions, Inc. 120

  • Maritime Construction Inc. 5

  • Maschmeyer Concrete Company 400

  • Mastercard 75,000

  • Max Daetwyler Corp. 5

  • McKensie Contracting 25

  • MDI 12

  • Meador Staffing Services, Inc. 75

  • Mega Social Enterprise Inc. 5,000

  • Mercuria Energy Trading SA 1,000

  • Mi-T-M Corporation 150

  • Microsoft 10,000

  • Middle Tennessee State University Concrete Industry Management 284

  • Midstate Auto Group of Vermont LLC 3

  • Midwest Peterbilt Group, Inc. 75

  • Miller Electric 250

  • MMC Materials Inc. 3,000

  • Monarch Point Consulting Group 3

  • National Association of Homebuilders 50,000

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals 150,000

  • National Electrical Contractors Association 60,000

  • National Restaurant Association 369,975

  • National Retail Federation 250,000

  • Nature’s Way Natural Pest Control, Inc. 4

  • Nava Pets Inc. 25

  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals 490

  • North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 250,000

  • Northrop Grumman 7,500

  • Oberg Industries 150

  • OC Oerlikon Group 1,000

  • Oscarware, Inc. 10

  • Owensboro Country Regional Airport 30

  • Palaram 20

  • Pasco Hernando State College 40

  • Phillips 66 6,000

  • Pobjecky & Pobjecky, LLP 15

  • Premier Tooling & Manufacturing, Inc 12

  • Products of Purpose 30

  • Providence Healthcare 80

  • Quality Certification Services 30

  • QualySense AG 20

  • Raytheon 39,000

  • Reeds Metals 50

  • Rockwell 6,000

  • Rolex Watch USA, Inc. 60

  • Rose International 250

  • Rosie Paulsen Enterprises 3

  • RUAG Space USA, Inc. 150

  • Salesforce.com Inc 1,000,000

  • SAP 15,000

  • Sayler’s Suncoast Water 5

  • Seep, LLC 5

  • Semper Tek Inc. 50

  • ServiceOne 60

  • SFS Group USA, INC. 83

  • Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association 15,000

  • SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management 127,000

  • SICPA Securink Corp. 5

  • Siemens USA 75,000

  • Silvi Group Companies 50

  • Sky Nurses LLC 10

  • Smith Broomfield & Howard Construction and Restoration LLC 10

  • Smith South Plains Ford Lincoln 15

  • Smokey Point Concrete 50

  • Snively Insurance Agency Inc 5

  • Southern Manufacturing Technologies 100

  • Spokane Gymnastics 12

  • Stadler US Inc. 500

  • Standard Golf Company 10

  • Sukup Manufacturing 20

  • Summit Agricultural Group 70

  • Supra America Inc. 8

  • Surefire Innovations 5

  • SWACCA: Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance 50,000

  • Tampa Tank 250

  • Textron 22,240

  • The Adecco Group 10,000

  • The Monarch Cement Company and Subsidiaries 519

  • The Queen’s Health Systems 3,243

  • The Spicy Olive 2

  • Theisen's (Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto and Theisen Supply Inc.) 30

  • Thomas Concrete, Inc. 9,500

  • Townsend Honda 12

  • Toyota Motor Corporation 200,000

  • Truck Centers 100

  • TSYS 3,000

  • Turner Construction 5,000

  • U.S. Concrete 2,000

  • UBS AG 35

  • Uelner Precision Tools & Dies, Inc. 20

  • United Airlines 15,875

  • United Materials, LLC 145

  • UPS 51,750

  • USA Environmental, Inc. 10

  • Van Horn Automotive Group 25

  • Venergy Group, LLC 150

  • Visa Inc. 14,500

  • VoltAir Inc 125

  • W.S. Badcock Corporation 400

  • Walmart 1,000,000

  • Wegman Company 15

  • Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc. 10

  • Wesley Chapel Nissan and Motor Trend Certified Vehicles 1,400

  • West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce 6

  • Wittenstein Holdings Corporation 100

  • Zurich North America 40