Cities invest in job training programs to aid pandemic recovery

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Both San Antonio and Chicago recently unveiled programs meant to incentivize higher education and jobs training for out-of-work citizens

A recent AP-NORC poll doesn’t bode well for the future employment prospects of millions of Americans.

In April, 78% of those in households with a job loss due to COVID-19 thought layoffs would be temporary. Fast forward several months, however, and a whopping 47% no longer have such a rosy outlook, now believing those losses are likely to be permanent.

As the Associated Press points out, that translates “into roughly 10 million workers needing to find a new employer, if not new occupation” all together.

That’s why the cities of San Antonio and Chicago recently announced programs aimed at making that training possible for those most in-need.

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