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Federal Funds to Train the Jobless Are Drying Up

New York Times (04/09/12) Motoko Rich

As federal funds for work force training dry up, some companies are finding they can’t find enough qualified workers. Atlas Van Lines, for example, recently wanted to hire more than 100 truck drivers, but the local government-financed job center in Louisville, KY, the company turned to for help was unable to accommodate the company. The center’s funds designated to help train new drivers were depleted, and the people interested in the jobs could not afford the $4,000 classes to obtain commercial driver’s licenses.