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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Turning a Deaf Ear

July 6, 2007
In 2003, the Department of Labor asked members of the business community and others about the performance of America’s Job Bank. Far from calling for the closure of the free job Web site, they called for investing more in it and other government-sponsored online tools.
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A Meeting to Remember

July 6, 2007
Two executives say they tried to persuade the Department of Labor to let America’s Job Bank survive in some form, by either selling or giving away its assets. The assistant secretary of labor in charge of the site reportedly told them there was no evidence the site helped people get jobs. That statement is refuted by one of DOL’s own studies.
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Bank Withdrawal The Closure of America's Job Bank

July 6, 2007
In closing America’s Job Bank, the country’s first national job site, the U.S. Department of Labor cited its outdated technology and claimed that it duplicated what was already available in the private sector. But the department has refused to make public any comprehensive study weighing the pros and cons. And there was a good deal of evidence that argued for the site’s preservation.
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