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NFIB's Duggan Discusses Appointment to White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board on Fox Business

Date: March 07, 2019

Duggan will represent small business as group explores ways to help American workers succeed.

NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan recently was appointed to the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

Duggan spoke about the appointment, telling Fox Business she was honored to be appointed and noting, “small business is half the payroll, half the workers, and half of GDP, so if you want to do things for the American workforce, you need to listen to the needs of small business.”

Duggan went on to discuss that the Single Most Important Business Problem for small business owners today is finding qualified workers, something the board will address.

“A great deal of my time is spent meeting with small business owners from all corners of our country about the challenges they face when it comes to hiring new workers and reinvesting in their workforce,” said Duggan in a statement. “I look forward to helping the Board make recommendations on the issues we are tasked with examining.”

Duggan will serve as the sole small business representative on the board and will give a voice to small business issues and concerns. Other members include Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, and Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM.

In July 2018, President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board as a way to “prepare Americans for the 21st century economy and the emerging industries of the future” and “champion effective, results-driven education and training so that American students and workers can obtain the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of today and of the future.”

The White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board held its first meeting on Wednesday, March 6th.

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