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Verbatim: Shutdown won't disrupt workforce investment programs in northeast Indiana

The Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board issued this news release today:

Fort Wayne, IN -- The partial shutdown of the U.S. government will not interrupt the array of training, education and unemployment assistance services overseen by the Northeast Indiana Workforce Investment Board, President and CEO Kathleen Randolph said Tuesday.

Ninety percent of the investment board's $12.3-million annual budget is federal money distributed through the state.

The investment board manages WorkOne career centers in 11 northeast Indiana counties as well as other adult and youth programs aimed at building the skills of residents and providing employers with job-ready talent.

Randolph said the continuation of such services is made possible in part because the investment board anticipated possible federal budget cuts this fiscal year.

"Through lean management and careful budgeting," she said, "we have been able to ensure some carryover funds for fiscal 2013-2014."

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