Joe Biden said his economic plan is built on lessons he learned from his father, who told him that the importance of a job is about "being able to look your kid in the eye and say it's going to be OK, and mean it."
"I've never forgotten those lessons. That's why my economic plan is all about jobs, dignity, respect and community," he said.
Biden touted his "build back better" plan, which would seek to inject stimulus spending into the economy to create union jobs in clean energy and manufacturing and would seek to create jobs in what his campaign has called the "caregiving economy."
"And yes, we're going to do more than praise our essential workers. We're finally going to pay them," he said.