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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Virginia ranks No. 1 in helping welfare recepients get a job

From the Times Dispatch:

Virginia helps more welfare recipients get jobs than any other state in the nation.... the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has once again ranked Virginia No. 1 for job-entry rates for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients for federal fiscal years 2005 and 2006....Virginia had the second-highest rate when it came to job retention for each of those years....It is the third consecutive year that Virginia has received such a ranking...TANF recipients receive job training and education through the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare program. One program that started in 2007 trains welfare recipients to become certified nursing assistants. In the past two years, 446 TANF recipients have graduated from CNA programs, the governor's office said.

Good job Virgnia

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