Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama used the backdrop of a General Electric Co. plant in Wisconsin to highlight the need for better job training to ensure companies can continue to expand manufacturing capacity.

Obama, expanding on plans he laid out in his State of the Union address, said Vice President Joe Biden will lead a review of federal job-training programs to ensure the skills they teach meet the demand of employers. He said he's also setting aside $500 million for community colleges, rewarding them for creating the best job-driven training partnerships with employers and industry.

"We got a lot of programs, but not all of them are doing what they should be doing" to train people for jobs, Obama said in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Obama spoke hours after the Commerce Department reported that the world's largest economy expanded at a 3.2 percent pace in the fourth quarter, following a 4.1 percent advance in the previous three months. He said the economy's growth, while a positive sign that the recovery is accelerating, hasn't been evenly distributed.

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