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As Congress remains at a loggerheads over how to reform the nation's signature jobs training program, a new opportunity being offered only to unemployed veterans seems to have confirmed one thing: there is a desperate hunger for job training during one of the worst periods of extended unemployment since the Great Depression
Johnny and George Saxton are sitting in the hot sun on a parking lot retaining wall outside of the Washington, D.C. Veteran's Medical Center. Their discomfort and difficulties have come after hospital administrators removed several benches in front of the building where these brothers and veterans used to sit.
Demands for a full accounting of federal conference costs are being rebuffed by agencies that can't or won't produce spending records sought by Congress.
The Veterans Affairs Department held 948 conferences attended by 50 or more employees between January 2009 and June 2012, according to a contract notice posted Friday on the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking outside help analyzing the department’s conference planning and spending practices after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki ordered a comprehensive review.
Representative Jeff Miller paid a visit to the Jobs Plus One-Stop Center in Fort Walton Beach on Thursday. The Congressman asked for the the tour, as part of an effort to improve services for job seekers.