Can the New Jobs Initiatives for Rural America Help You?
Do you live in ?rural America?? Are you also unemployed, a small business owner, or looking to start a small business? If so, the recently announced jobs initiatives for rural America may bring just the kind of assistance to your community that you?ve been waiting for.

The three jobs initiatives, unveiled by the White House last month, are supported by multi-agency involvement and will use existing programs and funding to focus on job growth in rural America.

Following are summaries of each initiative:

Helping Rural Small Businesses Access Capital: Expanding Rural Job Search and Training Services:
  • USDA and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will partner to provide DOL employment information at 2,800 USDA field offices nationwide, significantly reducing the distance that rural Americans need to travel in order to access DOL job search employment information.
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