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CETA (The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA, Pub.L. 93–203) was a United States federal law enacted by the Congress, and signed into law by President Richard Nixon December 28, 1973 to train workers and provide them with jobs in the public service. The bill was introduced as S. 1559, the Job Training and Community Services Act, by Senator Gaylord Nelson (Democrat of Wisconsin) and co-sponsored by Senator Jacob Javits (Republican of New York).

CETA funds were administered in a decentralized fashion by state and local governments, on the assumption that they could best determine local needs.[3]

The program offered work to those with low incomes and the long term unemployed as well as summer jobs to low income high school students. Full-time jobs were provided for a period of 12 to 24 months in public agencies or private not for profit organizations. The intent was to impart a marketable skill that would allow participants to move to an unsubsidized job. It was an extension of the Works Progress Administration program from the 1930s. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Employment_and_Training_Act

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Jim McConn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0195
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers from Jim McConn’s time as a city council member and as mayor. The collection also includes files from many of his executive assistants while in office. Additionally, photographs document mayoral activities and events, and audio recordings capture many mayoral news conferences.
Dates: 1972-1981
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