KRA Customers Contribute to National Dialogue on the Economy and Jobs

On August 3, 2011, CBS News National Correspondent, Chip Reid, visited a Resource Workforce Center in Richmond, Virginia, where he met KRA staff and customers.  An hour-long interview with dislocated workers Robert Drake, Andre Best, and Donna Martin examined their opinions about the effectiveness of the President and Congress and how the Budget Control Act might affect their job search. Reid also met with Alice Freeman, owner of Healthy Heart PLUS, business partner with KRA and Resource, the Capital Region’s Workforce Investment Board.  According to KRA Program Director, Gary Fletcher, “In light of the ongoing debate about the economy and the size and role of the federal government, it was great to be able to provide a front-line perspective on how federal employment and job training programs can give Americans the resources they need to get back to work and help businesses find the workers they need.”  Reid’s report appeared on the CBS Evening News on August 4, 2011.  Go to http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7375699n&tag=strip to see the video. Below: CBS taping.