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Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow

I know the struggles of small business owners, having successfully operated my family’s insurance brokerage in Queens for almost a decade. Creating jobs in the local community and helping workers provide for their families, the way my father provided for our family, is something in which I have taken great pride. However, this becomes increasingly difficult in an economic environment where the interests of big business and their lobbyists are placed ahead of the interests of small business owners.

As most skilled manufacturing jobs move offshore and service sector jobs become automated, we must get serious about preparing our displaced workers and youth for the jobs of tomorrow, many of which are here now. As your Congressman, I will ensure that America readies for this transition through substantial investments in education and the retraining of displaced workers, embracing new technologies and industries, and by pulling the brakes on “free-trade” agreements that are harmful to American industries and workers.