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The stimulus funds have made a world of difference for citizens in rural Oregon. Thanks to the ARRA funding more than 1000 young adults / youth in rural communities across the state are participating in meaningful summer work experiences - and suprisingly many of these jobs are ending up with long term job offers. The youth served in these jobs would have been competing with adults (possibly their parents) for work this summer. By providing this summer investment we were able to expose youth to a world of work and opportunities, get money into their pockets and provide them an opportunity to help their families and communities.
Youth aren't the only ones receiveing benefit of the ARRA investment in workforce though - adults and dislocated workers in the rural communities we serve are taking advantage of an Area wide scholarship program that provides them with the support necessary to pursue additional training and skills enhancements necessary to compete for jobs in the recovering economy.
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