The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to announce a new jobs proposal next week.
The announcement comes as the U.S. economy continues to recover from a brutal recession and President Donald Trump is trying to put his stamp on an economy that has seen the unemployment rate rise to 7.3 percent.
The FAA’s plan will address the number of employees needed to fly the planes needed to meet the government’s mandate, but the details have yet to be finalized.
Federal officials are expecting to propose the jobs proposal to the FAA in the coming weeks, but they will need to present it to Congress and the Federal Aviation Commission before the plan goes into effect.
Federal air safety officials have been working on the plan for some time and have been confident that it will be effective, the FAA said in a statement.
“The FAA will present a comprehensive plan that provides more efficient and safer aircraft operations, with improved air traffic management, reduced congestion and improved safety, according to the agency,” the FAA statement said.
“The FAA is focused on addressing the FAA’s air safety objectives through a strategy to reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce congestion and improve safety in an effort to ensure the safety and security of our nation.”