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Newsletter Photos - July 14, 2011

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Karan Sok (right) obtained the skills and an education he needed to move beyond dead end jobs through the department's YouthBuild program. "I obtained skills that make me more marketable," he said of his time in the program. Sok is now the site foreman for the rehabilitation of two local low-income apartment buildings, where he earns a good wage and directs the work of YouthBuild students. On the left is Providence Youthbuild Program Director Anthony Hubbard.

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Navy veteran Raymond Perrin found employment through Operation Open Doors, a program funded by the DOL's Veterans' Employment and Training Service, in Savannah, Ga. The program "gave me a new outlook on life" and "encouraged me to do better," he said.