President’s Investing in America Agenda Creating Good-Paying, Family Sustaining Jobs Across America
Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff Dan Utech, and other key stakeholders participated in a “Good Jobs in the Clean Economy” event with labor, conservation and environmental justice leaders to discuss how their agencies are collaborating to create good quality jobs in infrastructure, clean energy, manufacturing and technology as part of the President’s Investing in America agenda.
During the event, Secretary Haaland and Acting Secretary Su signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperative efforts between the two agencies to build sustainable career pathways that meet industry needs for talent and worker needs for quality jobs. The partnerships will enable both departments to share resources and expertise to guide their actions to meet their shared goals to expand an equitable and diverse workforce while taking significant action to combat climate change.
“With funding from the President’s Investing in America agenda, we are putting historic resources into the American workforce throughout our nation that support conservation, legacy pollution clean up, outdoor recreation, and our collective effort to address the climate crisis,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “I’m thrilled that our new Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Labor will support continued cooperative efforts that help us draw on the strength and creativity of every worker in America.”
“The benefits made possible by our partnership will show we don’t need to choose between good jobs and climate action when, in fact, we can achieve both,” said Acting Secretary Julie Su. “The Investing in America agenda gives us an historic opportunity to put workers first and act to address climate change and other environmental concerns. It also allows us to include workers and communities historically left behind.”
Through the “Bidenomics” strategy, the Biden-Harris administration is growing the American economy from the middle out and bottom up – from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, to driving over $500 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the United States, to creating good paying jobs and building a clean energy economy that will combat climate change and make our communities more resilient. The Administration is making a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure and our clean energy future and taking the next steps to bring offshore wind energy to additional areas around the country.
Since Day 1 of the Biden-Harris administration, the Department of the Interior has been leading the way in creating good-paying jobs in the clean energy economy, including jobs conserving and restoring public lands and waters, reducing the risk of wildland fire, addressing toxic legacy pollution sites, improving access to recreation and constructing new onshore and offshore clean energy projects.
The Department today released a new fact sheet highlighting workforce development and job creation efforts underway. View the fact sheet on the Department’s website.