Dold Holds Employee Town Hall at Hidden Valley in Wheeling

From the office of Rep. Robert Dold (Ill., 10th District)…

WHEELING, IL – U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) spent Monday afternoon at the Hidden Valley Plant in Wheeling touring the facility, meeting with employees, and holding a town hall meeting with employees at the plant. Dold visited the facility as part of his ongoing effort to listen to the hard-working people of the 10th District and take their ideas back to Washington.

“My top priority in Congress continues to be jobs and the economy,” said Dold. “Here in the 10th District, some of our communities face unemployment near 20%. When we work together and find common ground, we can move forward bipartisan legislation that helps job creators and will motive them to put more people back to work. I will continue to work with both sides of the aisle to find areas of agreement so that we can get our economy moving again.”

During the employee town hall, Dold spoke with several employees and listened to their concerns ranging from education, to housing, to ensuring that their children have the same opportunities as them. Dold agreed that the government should create a level playing field so that everyone must play by the same rules. He spoke about the importance of STEM education and the success of STEM programs in schools such as Wheeling High School. Dold also spoke about the housing crisis and the disparity between rising property taxes and declining home values.

Rep. Dold is a third-generation resident of the 10th District of Illinois. As a small business owner, he has faced many of the challenges confronting business leaders today and is using that firsthand experience in Washington to help find ways to create more jobs and strengthen the economy.

http://dold.house.gov/

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  • Indeed, workers lacking high school diplomas saw their unemployment rate jump 6.6 percentage points in June vs. a 2.3 point increase for college grads who has their degree from one of the High Speed Universities

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