Sending Office: Honorable Marcia L. Fudge
form to sign on by COB March 26, 2019
We are asking you to join us in an important letter to the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and Related Services (Labor-HHS) that prioritizes funding for Job Corps in the
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations spending bill.
Job Corps is at the forefront of addressing two of the greatest challenges America faces with respect to economic growth and jobs. There are over 4.5 million young Americans who are neither employed nor in school. At the same time, there
are over 7.3 million jobs that remain unfilled because employers cannot find workers that possess the skills they need, costing our economy billions.1 Job Corps bridges this ‘skills gap’ by providing these youth with the career and technical education they
need for in-demand careers.
For more than 50 years, Job Corps has served as the premier career and technical education program for out-of-work and out-of-school youth nationwide. Regardless of whether there is a Job Corps center in your district, youth from your
community have enrolled in Job Corps and employers in your community have hired them. A recent analysis found that Job Corps increases participants’ weekly earnings by at least 11.6% and their likelihood of employment by at least 7.2% while decreasing reliance
on public benefits by 10%.2 Over its history, Job Corps has also been at the forefront of innovative industry partnerships including pioneering pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, work-based learning models, and other employer-led models with Toyota, CVS,
Hilton, Fluor Corporation and many more.
Below you will find a draft of the aforementioned letter. If you are willing to sign, please have your staff contact Jonathan Briggs in Representative Marcia L. Fudge’s office (Jonathan.Briggs@mail.house.gov), Alex Mackey in Representative
David “Phil” Roe’s, M.D. office (Alex.Mackey@mail.house.gov), Jonathan Halpern in Representative Sanford D. Bishop’s office (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hart Thompson in Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter’s office (Hart.Thompson@mail.house.gov) or
Paul Johnson in Representative Rob Bishop’s office (Paul.Johnson@mail.house.gov). We look forward to your support and efforts to ensure that the Job Corps program continues its much needed work to both the employers in seeking to fill positions, as well as
with our students in receiving purposeful training.
Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) Sanford D. Bishop (D-GA)
Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) David P. Roe, M.D. (R-TN)
Rob Bishop (R-UT)
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