Job Corps
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Center Construction/ Renovation

Construction Projects Improve Efficiency
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at Job Corps Centers Across the Country

The Cassadaga Job Corps Center, in Cassadaga, N.Y., completed a major renovation of its Culinary Arts building, refurbishing features from the ground up that improve its appearance and its functionality. Building improvements include new brickwork, drywall, and ceilings, as well as energy-saving features such as high-efficiency HVAC systems, windows, and lighting fixtures. The new design will also help the center withstand the harsh winter weather conditions in the area.

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Turner Job Corps Center
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Renovates A Former Chapel

A newly renovated 4,000square-foot former chapel on the Turner Job Corps Center campus will serve as a gathering place on center and allow the center to host community events.

ARRA funds enabled a complete renovation of a nearly abandoned structure that had not been usable for students. The center, which was formerly an Army and Air Force base, has many outdated buildings, including the former chapel. Staff and students at the Turner Center are proud to see significant improvements happening on campus due to ARRA funding.

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Keystone Job Corps Center
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Boosts Local Economy With Paving Project

The road-paving project at Keystone Job Corps Center in Drums, Pa., has brought smiles to the faces of not only the students and staff on center but also the local construction company hired to complete the project. A local construction company was hired to rip out the old blacktop on most of the center's roads and parking lots and replace it with a new base and top coat. The construction company also completely rebuilt some of the center's roads, so Keystone residents, employees, and visitors will now enjoy an exceptionally smooth ride for years to come.

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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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Shreveport Job Corps Center
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Extreme Makeover

When it comes to understanding new green industries and technologies, nothing beats hands-on experience. That is the idea behind one of the Shreveport Job Corps Center’s biggest ARRA-funded projects – the “premier green home.”

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Hubert H. Humphrey
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Boasts New Accommodations for Single Parents

Many single parents say that caring for their children while training for a career is a balancing act. Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center is trying to help by turning a building on campus into a single-parent dorm located above a day care center. This will allow many at Job Corps to train for their careers while staying close to their children.

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Job Corps’ ARRA Funds
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Spark a Chain Reaction for Employment in Local Communities

More than 100 jobs will be created in the Ottumwa, Iowa, community when Job Corps’ newest center opens in 2011. Hundreds more have been hired during the construction phase.

Randy Houk, a Grooms & Company Construction employee, had been laid off by his previous employer and was out of work before getting hired by Grooms to work on the construction of the Ottumwa Job Corps Center.

“Iowa Job Corps got me a job, and will hopefully result in a future job with this company,” Houk says. “I’ve been working since last October, and I’m proud of the job we’re doing.”

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Job Corps ARRA-Funded Projects Stimulate Local Economies

Funding for a new dormitory construction project at Columbia Basin Job Corps Center, in Moses Lake, Wash., came at an opportune time for the center and local contractors. The $7.3 million project, expected to be complete in May, has helped save jobs for local companies.

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Los Angeles Job Corps
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Students To Help Build New Urban Campus

As work on the new Los Angeles Job Corps Urban Campus moves into the next phase of construction, students in the Homebuilders Institute (HBI) career technical training area are updating their resumes and polishing their interviewing skills to prepare for the available apprenticeship positions offered through the contractor (PCL Construction Services, Inc.) and subcontractors for the project.

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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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