Career Training for the Unemployed is Getting Suffocated By Sequestration

November 14, 2013

Haphazard cuts to already-underfunded job training programs are preventing community organizations from providing local companies with the workers they need, FOCUS:Hope's Ryan Dinkgrave said Wednesday at a briefing on Capitol Hill organized by NDD United. 

Sequestration will bite even harder next year, not only because the law is designed to impose new cuts each year that it is in effect, but because programs do not have the budget leeway some used to dull the pain of last year’s automatic cuts. The NDD United report notes that continuing sequestration means sending these programs into the field with a full 18 percent less funding than they had in 2010, without any evidence that demand for those services has declined by a commensurate amount.