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Senator Boxer visits L.A. job center

June 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Senator Barbara Boxer was in Southern California Monday, visiting a job center that received federal stimulus funding. She toured the One Source Youth Opportunity Center on Sepulveda Boulevard. The center provides job training, counseling and other services to help residents find jobs. They are using federal stimulus money to help create 16,500 new full- and part-time jobs for teens and young adults.

Following her tour, Senator Boxer talked to the media about the struggling economy saying, "we are in some dark times. I believe we are going to come out of those dark times. I think we've already bottomed out of those dark times. The employment is a lagging indicator which means we have to focus as much as we can on getting people to work."

Senator Boxer also said there is a direct relationship between unemployment, crime, drugs and alcohol use.

Senator Boxer voted in favor of the federal stimulus funding bill. She says Los Angeles received $20 million from the stimulus bill for the purpose of creating jobs.

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