(San Diego, Calif., July 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today visited Sysco Corporation in San Diego, California to tour the facilities and join the company’s signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers. Sysco is pledging nearly 35,000 opportunities for America’s workers.
“We are excited to continue our work creating an inclusive environment at Sysco, where all people have the opportunity to enjoy a great career,” said Paul Moskowitz, Sysco’s executive vice president of human resources. “We recognize the importance of investing in our associates and remain committed to offering training and development opportunities for our associates to grow and excel in their jobs.”
“The American workforce is truly our country’s greatest asset,” Secretary Perdue said. “I applaud Sysco for signing the Pledge and committing critical training and education to its employees over the next several years. President Trump has been the strongest supporter of American workers and understands the importance in investing in the workers of today for the economy of tomorrow.”
“Our mission is straightforward; to ensure inclusive growth and opportunity in our booming economy by creating pathways for all Americans, regardless of age or background, to acquiring the skills needed to secure and retain high paying jobs,” said Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President.
In the year since President Trump signed the Workforce Executive Order establishing the National Council for the American Worker, more than 280 companies and organizations have signed the Pledge, contributing to nearly 10 million new education and training opportunities for American students and workers over the next five years. With more than 6 million new jobs since the 2016 election, the time is now to invest in training and education to continue making America’s workers the best in the world.
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