The unemployment rate in the United States is 3.9 per cent. Businesses are desperate for workers. Yet at the same time, a large group of people can't find a job.
The skills people have often don't match the skills employers need. One solution is training them for a specific field: a short, intensive course that prepares students for skilled work in construction, car mechanics or hospital patient care. In New Jersey at the moment, these jobs can pay US$19 or US$20 (S$27.50) an hour to start.
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