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Sept. 25, 2010
Jobs, Justice, and Economics
Unemployment in the Lehigh Valley is still near the national average of 9.6%, not counting those who have run out of unemployment benefits and given up looking for work, and for every job opening, there are still about five people looking for work.  More than half of all workers have been directly affected by the "Great Recession," including layoffs, reduced work hours, or pay cuts.  Job training and placement services are important resources for matching people with available jobs, but in the current economic environment it still leaves the majority of unemployed workers without jobs.
Resources:The Justice & Advocacy Committee works to educate congregations about the broad range of support services now available for job training and placement, and also what it takes to rebuild a sustainable economy in which workers can find jobs in a healthy work environment and receive fair wages, and how congregations can be engaged in this process.
Congregational Employment Resources:
We are also working in the following areas: