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FYI: The Bush administration is working toward closing its only job training office in New York City. In March, the feds announced plans to move its Department of Labor office from downtown Manhattan to Boston for the sake of streamlining its administrative work. Meanwhile, unemployment rates in the city remain far above those of the rest of the state and the country. This afternoon, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Rep. Charles Rangel, along with local employment advocates and some unemployed workers, took to the street in protest in front of the Varick Street office. They warn that the move would not only result in a loss of quality services for New Yorkers, but that the state and city could lose out on federal funding as well. The Department of Labor has said it expects to complete the consolidation by the end of 2005. [5/30/03]

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