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Keep America Working

There are four jobseekers to every job vacancy and 13.9 million unemployed in the worst recession that the U.S. has seen in generations; yet, the House of Representatives has recommended axing federal employment and training programs in its latest rendition of the proposed budget. Congressional policy-making is not helped by such incomplete descriptions of the federal workforce system, as appeared in USA Today’s February 9 article, which states that the system’s effectiveness is “unclear”. What is unclear about funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) putting four million people into jobs last year? Workforce Investment Works is about restoring the WIA funding that helps businesses, job seekers and laid off workers with employment and training services in their local communities across America. Keep America working.

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