Job Corps

Improving Job Corps

Filed in Job Corps by on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Improving Job Corps

Last year, Job Corps observed its 50th anniversary—a milestone for a program that embodies the core American value that no matter who you are or where you come from, you should have the opportunity to succeed. Today, there are 125 Job Corps centers across the country, providing a second chance to disadvantaged young people and […]

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How Far Can Job Corps Take You? 4,318 Miles

Filed in Job Corps by on February 10, 2015 1 Comment
How Far Can Job Corps Take You? 4,318 Miles

Editor’s note: Since beginning our blog series on the 50th anniversary of Job Corps, we have asked readers and the public to submit their own stories about how Job Corps affected their lives here, or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #JobCorps50. The following guest post is by Job Corps graduate Matthew Parker. […]

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Job Corps: The Essence of Good Government

Filed in DOL, Education, Job Corps, Jobs, Workforce Investment by on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Job Corps: The Essence of Good Government

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and urged all of America to join him in working to end poverty in the United States. For decades since, slowly but surely, this national War on Poverty has been making a difference in improving the lives of Americans. If you include the social safety net […]

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“It Changed My Life Forever”: Our Job Corps Stories

Filed in Job Corps, Workforce Development by on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
“It Changed My Life Forever”: Our Job Corps Stories

Editor’s note: Since beginning our blog series on the 50th anniversary of Job Corps, we have asked readers and the public to submit their own stories about how Job Corps affected their lives here, or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #JobCorps50. Several Job Corps graduates have taken the time to tell us […]

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How the Job Corps Is Still Helping Thousands of Americans Find Work, 50 Years Later

Filed in Apprenticeship, DOL, Job Corps, Secretary Perez by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
How the Job Corps Is Still Helping Thousands of Americans Find Work, 50 Years Later

Editor’s note: This article originally ran in TIME on August 30, 2014. Read the original here. The little-known program has helped more than 2 million find jobs since its founding. Fifty years ago, Charles “Huckleback” Logan was down on his luck. The 17-year-old had failed out of school and was living with his grandmother in an […]

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Tulsa Job Corps Celebrates National Organization’s Golden Year

Tulsa Job Corps Celebrates National Organization’s Golden Year

Editor’s note: To celebrate Job Corps’ 50th anniversary, we’ll be sharing a series of blog posts on the program’s many successes. The following article originally ran in Tulsa World on Aug. 20, 2014, and is reprinted with permission. Read the original post here. We also want to hear from you: How did Job Corps change your […]

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Day in the Life: Holley from Memphis

Filed in DOL, Job Corps by on August 20, 2014 2 Comments
Day in the Life: Holley from Memphis

Editor’s note: Leading up to Labor Day 2014, Secretary Tom Perez is traveling across the country to talk with Americans about how we can help more people succeed in the workplace and at home. Follow him along the way with live updates at www.dol.gov/LaborDay. Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity […]

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A Journey to Opportunity

Filed in Job Corps, Jobs, Workforce Development by on August 5, 2014 1 Comment
A Journey to Opportunity

My family has been through a lot in the last few years, but through it all, the most important thing for me was always that we stick together. Not too long ago, as I was beginning to make a path for myself in the world as a college student, my mom was incarcerated. It was […]

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A Bold Idea Endures: 50 Years of Job Corps

A Bold Idea Endures: 50 Years of Job Corps

Editor’s note: As we continue to post Job Corps stories in honor of its 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you. Submit your story through our Web form here − or share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #JobCorps50. Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched a series of […]

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A Day in the Life: Kathleen

A Day in the Life: Kathleen

Editor’s note: Aug. 20 will mark 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which created the Job Corps program. To celebrate 50 years of expanding opportunity for disadvantaged young people, we’ll publish a series of blog posts to share Job Corps’ many successes. This is the first post in the […]

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