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Montana’s US Forest Service Job Corp centers to remain open

June 20, 2019 GMT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Montana Job Corp centers operated by the U.S. Forest Service will remain open following a federal government reversal.

The Ravali Republic reports that the Trapper Creek and Anaconda centers will continue operating in the state’s western region.

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that 25 forest service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers will not be closed or transferred to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A joint statement from the labor department and the federal Department of Agriculture Wednesday says the decision followed “robust engagement with stakeholders and members of Congress.”

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The U.S. agriculture and labor secretaries announced in May that the centers would be shuttered or possibly privatized.

Residents and officials rallied in support of staff members who were told they would lose their jobs.

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Information from: Ravalli Republic , http://www.ravallirepublic.com

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