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Study: Granholm's maligned "No Worker Left Behind" worked

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ANN ARBOR (WKZO) -- Republicans may cry foul, but a new study shows former Governor Jennifer Granholm's "No Worker Left Behind" initiative worked.

Ann Arbor-based nonprofit Corporation for a Skilled Work Force looked at the data from the three-year, 500-million dollar program and determined given the recession it had "phenomenal" success.  Over four-thousand people who took part in the program to receive training for new jobs were surveyed, with roughly two-thirds reporting they found work after completion.

More than 160-thousand laid off or low-income Michiganders went through the program from 2007 to 2010.

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