Rodney Davis met with city councilman Pat Laegeler and City Manager
Ryan McCrady to discuss the problem of Decatur's high unemployment.
They looked at the data asking the
questions why the unemployment rate is so high.
Of course, there have been layoffs
like those at Caterpillar.
But a big problem they say, is that
workers need to be re-trained for jobs. That there are jobs in the
community, but that people aren't being hired because they don't have
the necessary skills.
McCrady says having effective and
efficient training is vital.
Davis also spoke about his proposed
legislation the opportunity knocks act that would guarantee that
people can still get unemployment benefits while undergoing job
They say there are 700 available jobs