Senator Boxer visits L.A. job center

LOS ANGELES 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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