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  • More than 300 layoffs planned at North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney

    09/09/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 8, 2014 | Korri Kezar
    The North Texas Job Corps Center is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's national program, which helps train students for jobs.Layoffs at the North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney will affect 300 positions a little more than a month after Dallas news station Fox 4 investigated allegations of abuse at the facility. The cuts were revealed in two letters to the Texas Workforce Commission filed under the The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act. The notices said NTJCC expects to lay off 240 workers, while Fluor Federal Solutions will eliminate 79 jobs connected to the center. Layoffs are...
  • Feds to spend big bucks so jobless feel OK

    07/08/2014 8:44:31 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies
    WND ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    $1.7 billion plan to preach humanity's 'goodness'The federal program Job Corps will tap into a proposed $1.7 billion budget not simply to provide career-development services to at-risk men and women but to raise awareness of the “inherent goodness” found in each human being. The money will be spent to make people feel good. The “I Am Somebody” initiative for fiscal year 2015 will teach appreciation of “ethnic diversity” in response to problems among job training and other employment-assistance recipients, according to the project Statement of Work, or SOW, which WND located via routine database research. “Recently Job Corps students have...
  • Job Corps Freezes Enrollment For Five Months

    03/05/2013 1:26:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | February 19, 2013 | Mara Lee
    A national freeze on most new enrollments into the federally funded Job Corps training program will delay the efforts of low-income teenagers and young adults in Connecticut and around the country to get their lives on track. One group estimated that the freeze, in place until July, will affect about 250 Job Corps candidates in Connecticut. The U.S. Department of Labor suspended new enrollment Jan. 28, citing cost overruns that critics have blamed on mismanagement. Job Corps, which began in the early 1960s, is a free education and training program serving mostly high school dropouts. The program helps participants get...
  • San Jose light-rail murder case heading toward a trial

    09/05/2011 10:14:17 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/05/2011 | Mark Gomez
    Two years ago, Kristina Harris Perkins, a 19-year-old woman enrolled in the San Jose Job Corps Center with big plans for the future, lay dead on a light-rail station platform. She had been stabbed in the heart. Now, after a marathon 26-day preliminary hearing spread out over three months, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Rise Pichon has ruled there is enough evidence to try five young adults -- all from the same San Jose family -- on charges of murder and attempted murder stemming from a deadly brawl captured by security cameras at the Alum Rock station. Two other...
  • 60 students involved in melee

    05/04/2009 4:18:47 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 10 replies · 902+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 05-04-09 | Megan Rolland
    A riot-like fight involving approximately 60 students at the Job Corps facility in Alachua County ended Saturday night with several people arrested and others suffering minor injuries. More than 13 Gainesville police officers responded to the melee just before 9 p.m. and arrested four adults and six juveniles on charges from disorderly conduct to battery and resisting arrest without violence. Seven individuals were sent to the hospital with mostly stress-related symptoms, such as hyperventilating and fainting. The center, located at 5301 N.E. 40th Terrace near the airport, houses 350 students between the ages of 16 and 24 for nine months...