Clinton Proposes A $2.5 Billion Job Retraining Program

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing a 2.5-billion-dollar job retraining program as a step in reviving the U.S. economy.

Clinton says the government is now more focused on how jobs are lost than on helping people find new ones.

She said at a community college in North Carolina that federal aid known as Pell Grants should be extended to workers taking classes to update their skills. She also supports pre-emptive training for people worried about losing their jobs. They could use the help to transition into new industries.

At an earlier event in New York, her Democratic rival Barack Obama proposed better oversight of U.S. financial markets, help for financially stressed homeowners and an additional 30-billion-dollar stimulus package.

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