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As Economy Weakens, Bush Budget Request Leaves Low-Income Individuals, Laid-Off Workers, and Disconnected Youth Behind (Updated)

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Allegra Baider; Neil Ridley

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Instead of addressing our country’s pressing need for investment in workforce education and training programs, the Bush administration, in its FY 2009 budget, is once again proposing deep cuts to critical employment and training programs that help many Americans find work and build the skills necessary to secure good jobs. These cuts come at a time when workers and their families are already struggling in a softening labor market, and employers have growing needs for a skilled workforce in order to compete in the global economy.