Why not provide job training instead?

While essential, job training and credentialing programs do not create the missing jobs people need. In times of chronic job shortage, training programs only shuffle people in and out of existing jobs in the short term with the hope of greater employment opportunities down the road. Unemployment itself (especially long term unemployment) is a major barrier to reemployment. The job guarantee provides both employment opportunities and on-the-job training, experience, and skill building. For those who are just entering the workforce, the job guarantee offers guaranteed access to transitional employment.

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