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FYI: Public and private donors have come up with less than 7 percent of the money needed to train displaced Chinatown workers in the year following 9/11, according to an Asian American Federation report released yesterday. AAF estimates it would take at least $25 million to retrain some 8,000 workers–mostly middle-aged women with limited English skills–whose jobs have disappeared. But the area’s nonprofit job training groups received only $1.7 million in the year following the attacks, the report says. It also details the economic havoc wreaked upon Chinatown’s garment, restaurant and jewelry industries in the past year, charging relief agencies have similarly neglected their needs. [11/19/02]

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