Job Corps Fraud Blog

Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Job Corps Fraud blog celebrates thirty-seven days

It’s been thirty-seven (37) days since this blog began.   These past thirty-seven days we’ve accomplished many things:

  • The website has been submitted to most of the major search engines: Yahoo,  Google, Bing etc.
  • The website went through a major revision two weeks ago in response to readers’ requests for the ability to find posts easier
  • The Facebook page went through a major revision two weeks ago and as a result we have gained more new members
  • We’ve received almost 8,600 hits (232 hits per day average)
  • The website was added to Facebook and has 74 friends
  • The website was added to Twitter and in just 5 hours we have three followers (including the CATO Institute!)
  • We’ve connected with former employees from a Job Corps Center in New York who are dedicated to bringing about change to the Job Corps program
  • We’ve had one person post her compelling story (See A Mother’s Story)
  • Readers have been getting the word out about this website and have encouraged others to join the Facebook page
  • One of our readers wrote an article that succinctly depicts the crucial issue(s) at stake pertaining to the fraud in Job Corps (see “The Issue” page)
  • The New York readers have been suggesting post ideas and have been instrumental in recommending websites (and were responsible for the blog’s revision)

Affecting change in this mismanaged government program will be a difficult task.  The issues are many:  Accolades and praise for the program nation-wide are based  upon performance statistics that are often manipulated to enhance the perception of the program’s success.  Based upon these distortions, many legislators and Presidents have publicly (and vehemently) supported the Job Corps program.  Most will be hesitant to make an about-face and retract their support, even after the falsehoods  are exposed.

I strongly believe that the most important ammunition we have is our stories.  Stories from students, former and present employees, and managers.  Some have written to me privately asking that their stories remain confidential because of  fear of reprisal.  Of course I honor these requests.  At times it seems like we have so far to go but, look at what we’ve accomplished in the past thirty-seven days!  Let’s give ourselves a round of applause for a job well-done.  Please consider posting your story. I can keep your name confidential as long as I have your real Email address.  Andrea Shertick for Job Corps Fraud


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  1. Alice says:

    Keep up the good work. Just maybe there can be a change in a well-meaning program to develop into a very effective program with the training necessary for the young people that need an education and proper job training. I feel strongly about the concept of a training program that is residential because so many of these at risk youth need also to be removed from their environment to get on their feet.


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