Two cabinet secretaries tour Electric Boat to promote Biden jobs plan

5 May 2021


wo cabinet secretaries with New England roots toured the General Dynamics Electric Boat submarine shipyard in Groton that anchors the economy of southeastern Connecticut on Tuesday, promoting elements of President Joe Biden’s jobs proposal that would expand apprenticeship programs important to EB.

The trip by Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo brought the former Boston mayor and former Rhode Island governor to a regional employer flush with federal contracts, challenged only by the need to hire and train thousands of designers, engineers and assemblers in a rapidly growing workforce.

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