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The Simple Power of a $12-an-Hour Job

A mock interview, a pair of glasses and a Michigan workforce program help a 25-year-old secure his first-ever job. Finally, he says, "I wasn't a burden on anyone. I felt useful, and I had a purpose for the first time in my life."

 Travis Butler at work at Detroit Chassis. He gaines his position through the Community Ventures program, part of the  Michigan Economic Development Corp.
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