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Mar 6, 2013 12:38 PM by Shannon Davis - MTN News

Federal budget cuts impact Anaconda Job Corps

ANACONDA - Federal budget cuts are impacting the Anaconda Job Corps, where enrollment will be suspended until June 30, according to Deanne Amaden, a spokesperson for the US Department of Labor.

The Anaconda Job Corps has more than 200 students enrolled and provides programs for at-risk youth 16-24 years old.

"When they go out onto the workforce after graduation, they know how to be a contributing member to whatever community they choose to live in," said Sonja Shadow, business community liaison for the Anaconda Job Corps.

The U.S. Department of Labor will open admissions if they can achieve savings before the end of the working year, according to Amaden.

Students who applied to the Anaconda Job Corps prior to the suspended enrollment are encouraged to stay in touch with the Anaconda Job Corps Center.

The U.S. Department of Labor is short more than $6.5 million on the budget for this working year.

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