Tag: Job Corps

2014: The Year in Photos

Filed in Accomplishments, DOL by on December 31, 2014 0 Comments
2014: The Year in Photos

2014 was a year of action and progress. Here are some of the most compelling photos from our work at the Labor Department over the past 12 months: #1: Don’t fall! In January, Secretary Perez tries out an American-made Shinola bike while visiting the company at its Detroit headquarters. #2: In March, Jessecca, a young […]

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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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Job Corps is My Calling

Filed in DOL by on August 15, 2014 1 Comment
Job Corps is My Calling

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. Anne Marie Scheer drives 106 miles round trip daily to attend classes at […]

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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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“My Brother’s Keeper”: Not a Person to Spare

Filed in DOL, Secretary Perez by on March 3, 2014 2 Comments
“My Brother’s Keeper”: Not a Person to Spare

President Obama’s opportunity agenda – his belief that success should be determined by hard work and personal responsibility, not the circumstances of your birth – extends to every American. But perhaps no community more urgently needs a hand up on the ladder of opportunity than young men of color. That’s why the president announced a […]

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The 1960s: A Defining Era

Filed in Centennial, Minimum Wage, Workplace Rights by on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
The 1960s: A Defining Era

I was born during the 1960s, and like a lot of people my age, I have a strong fascination with the decade, because the cultural and political forces that transpired then significantly shaped the world in which I grew up.  The 1960s also significantly shaped the work my dedicated Labor Department colleagues and I do […]

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For New Hampshire Youth, Job Corps Offers New Path to Opportunity

Editor’s note: This post first appeared as an op-ed in the Concord Monitor. Forty-nine years ago today, one of the signature accomplishments of the Great Society officially became law. “On this occasion,” President Lyndon Johnson said as he put his name on the Economic Opportunity Act, “the American people and our American system are making […]

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Back in the Job Corps Family

Back in the Job Corps Family

Someone once told me that you never really leave Job Corps. As I begin my second tour as national director, I can testify to that. Over the past 8 years, I’ve carried the program with me − its successes and challenges − in my heart. I am thrilled, and honored, to be a part of […]

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‘Knot’ Your Average Job Corps Success Story

Filed in DOL, Education, Jobs by on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
‘Knot’ Your Average Job Corps Success Story

Seventeen-year-old Gus Lopez was working on a San Pedro, Calif., harbor cruise boat when he overheard his captain talking to another seaman about the free education and training opportunity that Job Corps offers to young people. Intrigued, Lopez approached the captain later to ask about Job Corps. The captain said that the Seamanship career training […]

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