As Economy Weakens, Bush Budget Request Leaves Low-Income Individuals, Laid-Off Workers, and Disconnected Youth Behind (Updated)
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
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.