Photo Gallery: Job Clubs Hearing with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
(December 8, 2011)
- Ben Seigel (l), deputy director of the Labor Department's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships gathers with invited guests from Atlanta, GA., in the Senate hearing room for Thursday's hearing on Barriers Facing the Long-Term Unemployed. (From left) Valerie Jones, director of the Cascade Career Network; Rev. Dr. Marvin A. Moss, senior pastor at Cascade United Methodist Church; and Sanquinetta Dover, president and CEO of Dover Solutions.
- Valerie Jones (left) shares with Senator Harkin some of the critical insights she has gained working with the long-term unemployed through her job club career ministry in Atlanta.
- Senator Harkin leads off the hearing by pointing to a chart showing that the percentage of long-term unemployed individuals is at the highest rate – 43 percent of all unemployed persons – since 1948.
- Rev. Moss during his testimony to the HELP committee on the challenges facing the long-term unemployed and how his church's job club is helping.
- Chairman Harkin (r) and Ranking Member Michael Enzi (l) listen intently to Rev. Moss' testimony.
- The hearing room at the Dirksen Senate Office building attracted a large audience of individuals concerned about the plight of the long-term unemployed.