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Job training group gets $500,000 grant

Original post made on Mar 22, 2008

The North Santa Clara Valley Job Training Consortium was awarded a $500,000 state grant to assist more than 100 Silicon Valley workers who were recently laid off, the state Employment Development Department announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 21, 2008, 11:00 AM

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Posted by doh
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on Mar 22, 2008 at 5:42 pm

I am sorry, another community job career center does not really work. Why not send them back to the University or College these people came from, was there something wrong with the past Bachelor degree institution?
Why are there career seminars in campus, including career counselors with the rooms empty?
Are you talking about job placement? Or did the person decide to leave the field? A Associate in Management has 'Book keeping' and 'Intro to Computers'; even 'Painting'.
Was there something wrong with the 4-year Bachelors degree, with all the english, art, music, and computer class? Lets just redo the whole BA/BS CalState, USC, Stanford system.

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Posted by doh
a resident of another community
on Mar 22, 2008 at 5:47 pm

I am sorry;
I worked in retail for 4 years in CalState, another 3 after dropping out due to cost of living. I did not see many people 'fired' at random.
I did see:
1. The manager fired for not leaving his office desk, so another can talk on the phone.
2. The manager changing schedules, without the employee knowing the next day.
3. The manager skipped employee reviews and promotions.
4. The manager changed the employee benefits, even halting the healthplan without employee permission.
5. The manager comes in week days; and spoke up for other employees.

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