Job Corps Fraud Blog

Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Responses to “Thoughtful Post” about Job Corps Employees et al

-“I would be delighted to testify, with witnesses and documentation.  Yes I want ETR punished, I would like to see them never dealing with any type of educational training ever.  I use my own name not some character name, because I am ashamed of them, not in fear of.  I realize many others may still be employed or have fear of retribution, all they can do to me is bring me to court.  To that I say, BRING IT ON.”


-“I’ll stand by the complaints I made to federal agencies, and I’m willing to testify in Congress about the Job Corps program.  I worked with abused and neglected children before I worked at Job Corps, and I didn’t like the negative discipline methods used at Job Corps which tore down the students self esteem. The majority of the students at the Job Corps Center I worked at needed mental health help and drug treatment which Job Corps can’t provide.  I made these complaints not for revenge, but out of a moral duty for my former co-workers and the students.  I was an R.A. and R.A.s see some of the worse stuff that happens at Job Corps.  I can also talk to the people that live near the Job Corps neighborhood, since they wanted Job Corps out of their neighborhood for years due to students causing problems. The Department of Labor’s main function is to enforce labor law and it is not in the business to run a secondary educational institute.  Job Corps should be shut down or taken over by the Department of Education.”


“I have first hand knowledge and evidence to back up everything that I have conveyed on this blog. In response to the “thoughtful comment”,  many staff including myself  attempted but were powerless to fight all of the corruption at Iroquois. We had no avenues open to us including Human Resources, because everyone was in the CDs pocket.  Even the corporate office would not stand up to the CD. Our jobs were threatened even by talking to OIG auditors. There have been lawsuits and an organized protest all to no avail.

Yes we are interested in punishing the center management because the ultimate losers in all of this are the students.

Because the center is playing the numbers game, students are pushed through the system without being prepared for the outside world. They are given Mississippi diplomas which are very substandard in this area. A former vocational instructor there who is now in charge of placing students in jobs, stated that he cannot place anyone with a Mississippi diploma.  The center is just concerned with numbers not what happens to the students after they leave.

Living conditions are also terrible for the students. The only time the dorms are clean is when the center has visitors.

There was a surprise visit by the corporate office at night in which they inspected the dorms and found the conditions deplorable. They reprimanded the CD and of course she immediately blamed everyone else in an all staff meeting.

I don’t think that the center should be closed, I just think that a change of contractors is definitely necessary.”


“Readers might also want to check out YouTube, just search “Job Corps Fights.” I know that what is there is not reflective on all JC students but still sad.”

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  1. Watergate says:

    My dorm was always clean, because we made sure the students kept it clean. I cleaned my office every shift, so that I was a good role model for the students. I checked the students rooms on a regular basis according to policy, so none of the students had any chance to drink alcohol, do drugs or have sex in their rooms. I treated the students with respect and I earned their respect. When they were ill I took care of them and I volunteered to drive any student to the hospital if they needed medical care. The students miss me.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I would be delighted to testify, with witnesses and documentation. Yes I want ETR punished, I would like to see them never dealing with any type of educational training ever. I use my own name not some character name, because I am ashamed of them, not in fear of. I realize many others may still be employed or have fear of retribution, all they can do to me is bring me to court. To that I say, BRING IT ON.

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