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Ms. Nellie Jones, director
of the city human services
department, defended go- ^1
vernmental efforts to ^pro- JM
vide jobs and training for
the unemployed during jfM
Questions and Answers Interview
with the WinstonSalem
Chronicle news staff M
on Friday, November 24. VI
Following are excerpts
from her remarks. i||
Q-The programs In your
dervtment, such as CETA, * " "-3!
have been criticized by the j.*- *'V.' ^
S.T.O.P. adherents as be- ... be
the impact on the com- . .
munity If we did not have /
these rograms? vJI
A-1..W impact on the community
would ;be that the
.. unemployment rate would *
go up. We have demon
strated that with our pro
gram, the unemployment j^e|
rate has dropped.
Q- What has been the , , .
x/ A -meal Institute or any other
extent of the drop? training institute in the
A We're talking, about a
po? or at least a half a community which would
pe -ntage point. ' P-rovide the ^ of train"
C tow manv oeonle mg they, are seeking..
pa iclpatlng In your vu- They_have trainees at the
loos programs? Piedmont Aerospace InstitA-At
the present time. ute here and there are a lot
there are approximately of people at Forsyth Tech.
700 people being served. Q-Are all these programs
Q-Brlefly could you list temporary in nature?
the different programs? A-The training programs
A-The programs are titles have a specific number of
1,2,6^ and 3. All of it's we 'ks that a person can
involving Nyork-and jobs and participate ---104 weeks,
tile one is mostly training__No-person who goes into
~We have training programs? training-xan participatethat
deal with individual past 104 weekscor which he
referrals for persons who or_ she can receive an.
want specific kinds of train- allowance.
'ne. They go to the Q- <> you have any statlsEmployment
Security Com- ties ?i how many people go
mission - and the Employ- on get a regular Job?
ment Security Commission A-/ least 50 to 60 percent
refer? them to Forsyth Tech of those people who are in
Dear Editor: cause of a bunch of pouting
I was greatly disturbed by adults!
the article entitled, "Co- Support WSSU, be proud
vington Style Part of i*s contributions. I had
Gripe," in your October the opportunity to attend
issue of the Chronicle. This summer school at WSSU
article was in vecy? pnor last summer and it was a
?taste and it simply distress? good experience. ;
ses me that you would allow Thank you for supporting
~sxrch filthrXcrbe publishecb -my_jight to voice my opinBlack
people, especially ,on
those who are doing some- Sincerely yours,
thing with their lives and
who try to pull others up ROLONDA WATTS
along the way, are slaugh- Spelman College
? tered everyday-the white
man takes care of that. A ?d t (IIJ
However, what - most < HHHHHBlIM
depressing is wheiL blacks f?
slaughter blacks. As long I J I .
as this prevails, we'll never I I I
be able to equally compete I M I I I
because we will kill off ^LJ
We need to back-up our HI
black brothers and sisters. jS&L H
Support should start in nr1 'ttFI ill I
places such as the Chron- V 'It !
icle. .No one will ever | X. I I iHrl
please every oile, but a ?__?
black paper publicly castra- CVTD A V A 1]
ting a black brother is ll^L 1 Mm A,
i n^fulou.s! _ J The Npw'SmfiplH
wnen mere are prooiems, rS~J"7"Ti~
we need to deal with them r\6Q LGlISI
on an intelligent level and
. . . For those who prefer or
with constructive cnti- need it th|s cdjljon has a
cisms: hold civil conferen- typcface that is 22 percent
ces, reach compromises, largfer than the regular
write letters, but for God's Large Siie. With all the Atew
. cthd tmc ir kin Scope Id features, King
sake STOP THE 1GNO- James Version text with^^^
RANCH! I some word changes. ^I
The Chronicle is not the
only source responsible for
What about "The students
who don't him.
staff that does'nt like him,
the facultv that doesn't like 1^A
him, and the alumni that
can't stand him, As , one
faculty member so disgustingly
put it, "Covington is ^
trying to do his job, I'm
sure, but your smiling in
'faces and stabbing in
backs, your idle gossip,
threats, and apathetic sup- W??
you feel is going wrong.
hate to an
acclaimed institution as
WSSU degrade bev
I, - __ _ ' '
ed to Needy I
ment and training program I
that is located on Patterson B
Ave. That program is H
designed specifically to
1^^^^ WL help youth find out what I
K they want to do, help them
understand themselves, get I
Hx^y some job exploration skills.
They have a vocational I
exploration program that
has youth just move from
different jobs to other jobs
r f to ^elp t^lem understand
L \ what goes on in the job.
Arr^^v. > .a. We also are trying to deal
? -? Tffik with the private sector on I
kids in that program. We
&^tr ^ a's0 have a work experience
t a. program for youth who are I
^ still in school. These
St_N ' Pro8rams are f?r any youth I
lZ~~- from 16 to 21 in the school I
system. Both oropramc arp
"Tfc* \ * " r" """
operated by the school sys
lie Jones Q-How successful has that
individual referral pro- A-It's been very successgrarrre-reeeive
jobs in their fuLbecause its one program
areas in which they are that's always full. They're
trained. funded for 75 people and
Q-Do all the participants they have 75. Of course
have to meet certain re- that program had to be
qulrements? x reduced this year because
A-Yes, the programs all the wage goes up to $2.90
haVe specific requirements, an hour and you can only
support so many people at
. $2.90 an hour.
Jy? 7 ^ / ^aSt ^Car WC ^ids
in the program, but as the
II wage goes up, you have to
- reduce the number of peo-.
HH pie you serve.
? Q--How is? the- employ?
|| 1 ?~// ment picture In Wlnston-Saiftiw?
is there a need for
more CETA programs?
'" ?*t are those require- A.l d s"ay that CETA was
men ' originally designed to proA-For
the individual refer- vide training for economical
program, they all must ajjy disadvantaged people,
be economically disadvan- gut wjth the downturn and
taged. In every program recession in 194-75, the
we have, they must he government saw CETA as a
economically disadvantag- means to put alot of~peopte~
ed-- unemployed or under- w^0 found themselves unemployed.
There are some ernployed back on the ertv
people who are considered payment rolls,
underemployed who wp $0 c^TA was used to do
work with, too, that might > that in 1974.75. a lot of
not be as disadvantaged as prjme sponsors got caught
another person. up in the recession and may
We also use the criterion have forgotten the focus of .
of 70 oer cent of the-livine rT"T A 1- 1 ...
- ? /*, wnicn was training.
standard, but that gets cjtja is not a permanent
-confusing? to? people who arrangement: for anybody.?
might not he familiar with jt js a triiining program,
these kinds of programs, so now that the economy has
just say economically jn^provedT Qfcoirrserwith
disadvantaged. ? ^ new legislation, it's
Q-Which ^program works focusjng back on the perwlth
youth? sons it was supposed to
A-Under our title three,
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