Wasteful administrative costs are eating up job training dollars.
In one program, just 14 cents of every dollar went to actual job
Questionable spending abounds. For example, the Job Corps
program spent $36,000 on flowers and billboards. Other expenditures
included bowling trips and recreational activities that had little to do
with job training.
- Some job training programs appear to segregate participants by race, gender, and background. For example, Oklahoma's 40 job training programs have eight that target Native Americans and seven for veterans--"some of which require veterans to pursue training for 'green skills,' not because of labor market analysis but because politicians in Washington are imposing ideological agendas on states."
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Good enough for gummint work
Jobs Program Spent $76,000 Per Person To Help Youth Find Minimum Wage Jobs: