TETERBORO, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Rep. Bill Pascrell took time Thursday tour the Bergen County Technical Schools campus in Teterboro and tout his jobs plan.
A class of juniors at the school were in a lab putting together circuit boards.
“These are the inputs,” said one student explaining the project to Pascrell. “We’re going to create a display.”
“Coming into school you don’t want to know that you’re training for nothing and then having that jobs back here gives you that sense of security,” senior Ann-Claire MacAlintal told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney.
She thinks highly of Pascrell’s proposal he plans on re-submitting to the House. His plan gives a 20 percent tax credit for bringing overseas manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
“This is an investment in your future and the country’s future,” Pascrell said.
He said too much money has been taken from vocational and technical schools.
He said said without engineers and manufacturing jobs, we cannot be the world’s greatest country.
“We can’t,” he added for emphasis.
The Bring Jobs Home Act was first introduced last year and never got a vote.