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Sen. Brown visits area to discuss Workplace Initiative Act

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Sen. Sherrod Brown Sen. Sherrod Brown

Democrat says bill closes gap between jobless Ohioans and available jobs


ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator traveled across the Buckeye State on Wednesday to speak on legislation designed to help dislocated workers train for high-tech jobs.

Sen. Sherrod Brown stopped at Zane State College's Advanced Science and Training Center to announce Senate passage of an updated Workforce Investment Act. Brown said that the legislation is aimed at closing the training gap between unemployed Ohioans and the more than 180,000 available jobs in the state.

Brown told WHIZ-TV on Wednesday that he believes training workers for the jobs available in Ohio is crucial to keeping young people close to home:

The Workforce Investment Act was first passed in 1998 to encourage local businesses to work with the federal government in cultivating workforce development.

The bill has only been passed in the Senate and is currently sitting in the House. There is no timeframe for when it could be passed.

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