After Training, Still Scrambling for Employment

The following New York Times article has elicited strong reactions not only from workforce professionals, but others in the press as well. The article is presented here for information and links are provided to worthwhile rebuttals posted by members of the press.

In what was beginning to feel like a previous life, Israel Valle had earned $18 an hour as an executive assistant to a designer at a prominent fashion label. Now, he was jobless and struggling to find work. He decided to invest in upgrading his skills. Click here to view the full article (PDF).


Job Training Helps, Just Not with Unemployment – Daniel Indiviglio, staff editor at

Does Job Retraining Work? – Barbara Kiviat, business and economics reporter for TIME