Labor: Hard Times for JOBS

Launched with much fanfare 18 months ago, the combined Government-business drive to hire hard-core unemployed—particularly blacks—is becoming a casualty of the economic slump. The so-called JOBS program (for Job Opportunities in the Business Sector), which was organized by the Department of Labor and by the National Alliance of Businessmen, provides federal training grants averaging $2,400 per man to companies that agree to employ and train the unskilled. A Senate Labor subcommittee has turned up evidence to prove that, while the Government aimed at enrolling 140,000 men and women in the program...

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