“Business owners are ready to play their part and hire more workers. So next week, I’ll be joined by college presidents as we lay out specific steps we can take to help more workers earn the skills they need for today’s new jobs.
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President Obama says he will use his upcoming State of the Union Address to “mobilize the country around the national mission of making sure our economy offers everyone who works hard a fair shot at opportunity and success.”

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, he outlined some of the steps he’ll take to make 2014 “a year of action.”

“Working folks are looking for the kind of stable, secure jobs that went overseas in the past couple decades. So next week, I’ll join companies and colleges and take action to boost the high-tech manufacturing that attracts the kind of good new jobs a growing middle class requires,” Obama said.

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