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Martin Gross’ Conclusions about Job Corps and the Government Racket

So who is Martin Gross? He is a noted social researcher and scientist who has testified before Congress  on Government waste, “pork barreling” and “squandering of public funds”.

In this interview by Geoff Metcalf, Martin Gross discusses Job Corps and other job training programs.  Although the interview is about government waste as a whole, Gross is another lone voice wondering why Job Corps is touted as a success when it only graduates 14% of its attendees. When will anyone listen?

Read the interview here:


“We have 154 different job-training programs. At no point does anyone even claim that they get any jobs. They had a cosmetology job-training program that cost $148,000 per license. We have a job corps that costs $25,000 per kid, the residential program. They said 46 percent of the kids finished the program until the inspector general came in and said, “No, you’re lying; only 14 percent completed it.” We have job-training programs in all 14 cabinet agencies. And, when I said it was $17 billion wasted, when Nancy Kassenbaum took over in ’95 as head of Education and Labor, she said, “No, no, it’s not $17 billion; it’s $25 billion.”


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5 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Nancy says:

    Listen to HAROLD, apparently he has worked at Job Corps, and Andrea – both worked there like I have. From the inside, IF YOU AE A PERSON OF ANY MORAL FIBER AT ALL, you will see the waste of $$$$$, and the lies that cover up violence, riots, etc, and the EXTREME LIES that cover up actual success rates. As there REALLY are NO success rates.

    YES, MARIANNE, there is a Santa Claus?? And Harold is RIGHT, be honest in your blogs, you either have a job there NOW and are trying to make brownie points, You’re an administrator that is trying to infiltrate this blog with LIES – just like you’ve been trained to do at work, just like Harold says, WAKE UP. If you are NOT in a position of power and even then at times, you will join the ranks of THOUSANDS who have come and gone at Job Corps, MOST often for NO REAL REASON. IF YOU’RE NOT A LIAR AND A THIEF – YOU DON’T FIT IN.


  2. marianne sorensen says:

    So many good kids take advantage of the Job Corps opportunity, do the hard work, follow the rules, get their GEDs or HS diplomas and tech certifications. Any good program has its failures, detractors and disapppointments. But Job Corps is just about the only safe place left for youth who have fallen through the cracks of school & society.

    Even on the most poorly-run center – and there are some, as well as superbly-run centers – the program works for kids who take it seriously. And on every single center there are dedicated staff who love the kids, believe in them, and love their jobs. Why? Because the program works, the opportunity is there, and it’s a great second chance for tens of thousands of kids each year.

    Win some, lose some. At Job Corps there are more winners than losers by far. I dare you to prove otherwise!!


    • Marianne,

      We do not dispute that there are success stories from Job Corps. However, there are two sides to every story and the “other side” of Job Corps must be told. There is too much propoganda and illusions about this program in the press today. Please, I urge you to click around this site and read research studies done by scientists and reputable economists who have studied Job Corps extensively. Instead of challenging me, read the factual reports on this site. Thanks so much. I think the site speaks for itself. Andrea for Job Corps Fraud


    • Nancy says:

      EXactly whose butt are you tryig to KI##, the job corps have had historically SUCH a LOW %%% of success that it DOES NOT make any of them worth, the money that spent on them. Stop drinking the Kool Aid, and WAKE UP. And STOP most importantly condoning STEALING from honest tax payers by this program.


    • Harold says:


      “I dare you to prove otherwise!!” ? Just look at the statistical reports, the OMS10, which is bogus anyway, and you will see the proof right there. If the statistics weren’t manipulated for that report, the results would be even worse.

      Andrea is correct – unless you have worked in the system, as I have for many years, you have no idea what is really going on.

      “Only safe place left” – I’ve been on centers where students rioted, assaults and beat-downs were common, gang activity flourished, drugs were rampant, and even a death occurred. These centers are not as safe as you might want people to believe. They are understaffed, especially after class and on week-ends, when most of the negative behavior happens. If you knew where to look for student accounts of what goes on “after hours” you would see the truth.

      Marianne, you seem to be someone who wants to present a different picture of Job Corps to the public. Be honest, are you a contractor, a parent or a naive employee who doesn’t see the forest for the trees? Maybe you have a job at a Job Corps because you have a political patronage job and are protected for awhile anyway. If you are an employee, save your money – chances are your day will come and you will be unemployed too like so many others.


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