Proclamation 5724 -- National Job Skills Week, 1987
the President of the
The Department of Labor's Workforce 2000 study indicates a continuing vital need for job skills training. Trends suggest that the rate of labor force growth will diminish significantly and that the pool of workers, particularly at the entry level, will be smaller. This situation may afford unique opportunities for people from groups that historically have not entered the labor market. It challenges schools, business, community-based organizations, and government at all levels -- Federal, State, and local -- to continue to train people in the skills they will need to find and keep good jobs as the requirements of the workplace change. And it reminds us to pay careful attention to the implications of changes underway in the nature of the workplace and the composition of the work force.
To focus national attention on job training's role in maintaining a competitive work force, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 72, has designated the week of October 11 through October 17, 1987, as ``National Job Skills Week'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of October, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the
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