Job Corps stops accepting new applicants until June

The federal program gives students a GED and job training.

The federal program gives students a GED and job training. (2/5/13)

ROOSEVELT - A federal job training program has stopped accepting new applicants.

Job Corps, a federal program that helps young people finish their education, will not accept new students into the program for at least the next four months.

A Labor Department spokesperson says the new student freeze will be in effect at all Job Corps sites nationwide until June 30.

The freeze is due to budget woes, officials say.

Sen. Charles Schumer says he's asking the government to exempt Job Corps sites located in upstate New York because he says they've put cost-saving measures in place and have been very successful.

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