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Pelosi tours Indian Jobs program

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US Rep.Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other elected officials and tribal leaders toured the American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (AIOIC) on Sunday, June 7, to witness firsthand the economic recovery package at work.  Pelosi met with students and employers of the American Indian OIC Summer and Year Round Youth Employment Program funded by the economic recovery package passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President.

“I am honored to have Speaker Pelosi join me today to witness the effectiveness of recovery package funds at work.  These young people have an opportunity to gain invaluable career experience precisely because of the President’s stimulus package,” Ellison said.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides a total of $1.2 Billion for Work Investment Act programs with Minnesota receiving $17.8 Million of these funds.

The American Indian OIC Summer and Year Round Youth Employment Program received $107,000 of recovery funds providing forty-three Minneapolis youth with summer employment in Minnesota businesses.

 

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