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Stop the Senate from ending funds for job devlopment

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Tell your Senators that you want to continue funding Job Development by voting against H.R.1 (one).  Sign this petition then contact your Senators at the link below
H.R. 1
will cut all funding to help people who have lost their jobs in over saturated fields transition into new fields where there are jobs and to stop funding programs that help Youth who do not have. H.S degrees get degrees and job skills. This in a time when the country most needs people to go back to work This will adversely effect job seekers from the middle class down to the impoverished. This is not the Welfare to Work program.


The House has passed H.R.1; the FY11 continuing resolution. This measure included more than $3.8 billion in cuts to workforce development programs, including significant cuts to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and the complete elimination of all funding for the Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in Program Year (PY) 2011. The Senate will consider the bill next week (2/28/11), so sign now.

Workforce development programs more than pays for itself. The more people work, the less they rely on public assistance or unemployment benefits. According to the National Association of Workforce Boards, state-conducted Return-on-Investment (ROI) studies show ROIs ranging from $1.52 for every dollar spent in Texas to $3.50 in Idaho .

Action Needed: Senators need to hear from you and how many people want continued help in increasing employment by signing this petition

The Workforce Investment Act authorizes nearly 575 local business-led workforce investment boards across the nation to oversee and coordinate services through a network of 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers. Over 12,000 businesses across America volunteer their expertise to lead, coordinate, and provide workforce strategies that leverage resources within their local communities.

* The consequences of HR1 becoming law would be to:

o Close the doors of 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers across this nation and the elimination of programs that train veterans after they have returned from serving our country.

o No services for companies to recruit and screen potential employees, and train their incumbent workers; No employee layoff aversion assistance to keep jobs in the region; No training or re-training for job seekers and laid off workers to gain access to high growth, high demand fields.

o Elimination of youth work experiences diminishing business' options for building a pipeline of local workforce talent.


A large number of concerned citizens who know a large number of unemployed or underemployed people


Contact your Senators  Tell them:

Dear [Senator]:

Vote down H.R 1. 

It is imperative to both the economy and the well being of Main Street America that as many unemployed or under-employed people be put back to work.  It is also imperative that any youth who are disadvantage be shown how to be gainfully employed contributing to the economy and not a part of the public aid or prison systems.

Thank you

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