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Simente Gordon is among thousands of people how have benefited from a training partnership operated by the LA Workforce Investment Board.
Frank Stoltze
Simente Gordon is among thousands of people how have benefited from a training partnership operated by the LA Workforce Investment Board.

The Obama Administration bumped up funding during the recession, but this year Congress allocated only $38 million for LA’s Workforce Investment Board, half of what it provided a decade ago.

One of the biggest challenges facing the Los Angeles economy is the caliber of its workers. Economists say too much of the potential workforce just doesn't match the needs of the region's employers. The City of L.A. has sought a remedy by partnering on job training programs. 

KPCC's Frank Stoltze reports that effort is threatened as federal workforce dollars dry up.
 

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