Jobs Programs Must be Targeted

Jobs Programs Must be Targeted

January 14, 2010

America's 10% unemployment rate has overshadowed the plight of the chronically jobless and underemployed, but the jobs initiatives adopted or proposed so far won't do much any time soon to help those who are habitually at the end of the job queue, writes Margaret Simms in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel commentary. A strategy to ensure that jobs reach the communities in which African-Americans live should include programs that jump-start job expansion where employment losses are heaviest.

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