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Member News: Maine Marine Trades Assoc. Director Goes to Washington

From Soundings Trade Only: Maine Marine Trades Association executive director Susan Swanton was scheduled to be at the White House today for an event to discuss President Obama’s effort to get companies and industries to hire more long-term unemployed workers.

In an interview with the Portland (Maine) Press Herald, Swanton said, “When you say ‘long-term unemployed’ to a business person, they often think of the chronically unemployed, but the president is talking about those people who have always worked and because the economy went bad, they’re still out of work. These are people who have some skills, but maybe they don’t have the right skills for a different part of the work force. So it’s an effort to get our heads together and get those people back in the work force.” Continue Reading at Trade Only Today.

Posted in Member News, News on February 3, 2014. Tags: , , , ,