|It's Time for Congress to Focus on Jobs!|
|America's workforce is one of our country's greatest assets and could help us stave off a "double-dip" recession. Yet despite the more than 14 million Americans who can't find a job, Congress has not enacted any serious jobs legislation. In fact, they've already cut more than $1 billion in funding for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), career and technical education, and other programs in this fiscal year, and deeper cuts are already on the table for Fiscal Year 2012.|
Federal employment and job training programs give Americans the education and training they need to get back to work, to help support their families, and to help stabilize and strengthen our country’s economy. Women in particular benefit from job training programs; because of the numerous barriers preventing their involvement in nontraditional occupations such as construction and information technology, training programs help provide women access to a broader range of potential employment. Now is not the time to be cutting funding for critical job training programs.
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