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May 16, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Workforce-development programs

State programs are ineffective

The so-called benefits of workforce programs — higher salaries, reduced social service costs, taxes paid — are simply a ruse. They help certain individuals at the expense of others [“Workforce development is not a cure for unemployment,” Opinion, May 6].

These programs have not created one job (except for the state-paid trainers). The number of jobs, unemployment rate and overall state economy remain completely unchanged. The state’s money is entirely wasted. Naturally, those people paid by the state to perpetuate this fiasco try to fool us into thinking otherwise.

Doug Hjellen, Mill Creek

Comments | Topics: economy, jobs, workforce programs

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