U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., held a news conference this morning at the Louisville Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee building, 4315 Preston Highway, where he presented an uplifting story about folks getting second chance at a new career.

Yarmuth was there to congratulate the second class of the KentuckianaWorks Electrical Boot Camp, a partnership between the work-force development agency and local building trades to get local residents into skilled trades employment.

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According to a study sponsored by the Business Roundtable, a Washington-based association of chief executives of large companies,  regardless of the current difficult conditions, its harder to find qualifies employable labor. Most employers are coming up short in their search for the right skills and talent for this hypercompetitive world.

Even as they come up empty in their search for talent, employers anticipate that most of their future job openings will require more education and training.

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The shuttered, spray-painted home on Buffalo’s West Side stood as a symbol Tuesday of the blight plaguing the city. But community leaders believe it will soon stand as a symbol of progress.

The Winter Street home is the first of its kind slated for renovation at the hands of 60 at-risk youth being recruited for a federally funded YouthBuild program by Western New York Americorps and PUSH Buffalo.

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