We've always thought that the number of new jobs are going to exceed the jobs that are lost.
And that may be true in this case, we don't know.
But when we talk about drivers and self driving cars and some fo these other things.
It's a challenge and you started talking about all the different things you're doing.
So I'd like to go through some of the things that the white house and the administration are doing Could you walk us through some of those?
Well I think if this conversation resonated with you, it's because your empathy isn't low.
So first and foremost but, this present in campaigns on lifting all Americans but really focused on the forgotten men and women of this country.
You just mentioned self driving cars.
In the majority of the states in this country, truck driving is the single largest occupation.
So while I share your view that innovation, a, it can't be bridled, right?
It never works.
Any country who's tried to impede innovation They failed to do so over the long run, and they hurt themselves in the short and the medium run.
And I also believe that innovation is a net job producer.
Jobs will be created in industries that don't even exist today because of innovation.
Innovation will enable productivity that will Innovation will allow for more inclusive growth.
Disabled Americans, we were talking about before, will be able to use robotic arms to do tasks they wouldn't have otherwise been able to do.
So I am a big believe in innovation and the positive impact that productivity has on an economy, and fighting for American dominance in the industries of the future.
With that said, it is our responsibility as we think about this country and the health of all Americans to be anticipating where there will be disruption whether it's long-term or short-term.
And coming up with a plan to help transition those people.
So when I hear employers Would come to me and they'd say, we need more skilled workers.
We need more skilled workers.
And then I'd read about them laying off segments of their workforce because they were investing in productivity, and not having spent the time when they had known three years prior they'd be making that investment and upgrading those systems.
Not taking the time to take those workers and reskill them and retrain them into their job vacancies.
Well I have very little sympathy for that.
So I have been fighting and this president has been fighting on raising awareness within the private sector through our pledge to America's worker where we have gotten over 400 companies to commit.
To over 14 million training and rescaling opportunities for their current workforce, so that's upskilling, rescaling enhanced education opportunities and for the future workforce, that's apprenticeships, etc.
There are many people in this audience who have signed our pledge.
I was just backstage chatting with Marc Benioff from Salesforce who's right there.
He signed our pledge with us in Indiana.
We were together in Indianapolis last spring to skill one million American workers over the next five years.
So we're very excited Behind me are several of the other companies.
And I'm, these are actually the Consimer Technology Association members that have signed the pledge.
Yes and Gary.
Over two million