CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 14, 1978
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(Studio) Agriculture Department's scheduled start on experimental program to put able bodied food stamp recipients to work and Representative Paul Finley's charge that Department delays reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Milwaukee, WI) Report on work assistance programs in progress in Milwaukee County, WI. Details of program given, advantages and criticisms of it stated. [Cnty. executive William O'DONNELL-notes that study showed that many young people apparently using system and not trying to find jobs.] [Welfare RECIPIENT - would like to continue welding if possible.] Direction of program by group of nonprofit social agencies under contract to cnty. outlined; chief administration noted as Jewish Vocational Service. Aspects of program detailed, include use of CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) grant. [INSTRUCTOR - tells class each must realize truth about himself as job applicant.] [MAN - cites job experience he has. Says program hasn't helped him get a job.] [Scott RICHMOND - felt useless on general assistance, but this job has brought him back; has something to be proud of.] [Workfare Coalition spokesperson Alex MOLNAR - cites objections to work assistance program.] [Workfare Coalition spokesperson Mary GRISWOLD - cites objections to program.] [O'DONNEL - notes number of job offerings in Sunday newspapers. Says people may not be able to get highest paying jobs, but won't have choice of sitting around on welfare if they can't get high paying job, either.] Objections to program by Milwaukee municipal workers union reported Outlook for program examined.
REPORTER: Joan Schneider