Job Corps
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New Ottumwa Job Corps Center
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Boasts Green Building Design and New Jobs for Local Area

The construction of the new Job Corps center in Ottumwa, Iowa, has had a tremendous economic impact on the local community. The $24 million project is creating jobs for residents in two capacities – through the 135 jobs for the construction of the facility, and the 130 permanent staff positions needed to operate the center when it opens next year. With the Ottumwa unemployment rate currently at eight percent, this project is vital to the growth of the city's economy.

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Building a Green Future

Manufacturers of consumer products are listening to the national dialogue on energy independence, sustainability, and efficiency. You can see it in virtually every step of the process. Hybrid vehicles travel our roads; wind turbines and solar panels help generate our energy; and homes, offices, warehouses, and dormitories are built with the latest environmentally sensitive products and techniques.

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Los Angeles Job Corps Center
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Urban Campus Construction Celebration

Students and staff of the Los Angeles Job Corps Center helped present the construction plans for the new Los Angeles Job Corps Urban Campus to more than 400 guests and dignitaries at a Feb. 11 construction celebration. The event, held adjacent to the construction site of the new building, included remarks from City Councilmember Jan Perry, U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, and several Job Corps representatives.

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