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Program helps people in poorest Louisville neighborhoods find jobs

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A new program is designed to help people in Louisville's poorest neighborhoods get an education that can lead to a job.

The Louisville Urban League, along with UPS, is behind the program, called Individual Career Advancement Now Be Empowered -- or ICANBE.

UPS is already working with other companies to find jobs for people, as Tom Volta, UPS V.P. for Human Resources explains:  "We have twelve companies that will take people that have graduated with a four-year degree and hire them in permanent jobs if they have the right curriculum under their belt. It's an awesome opportunity."

The ICANBE program is focusing on four zip codes in downtown and west Louisville.  The goal is to train and place two hundred people in the first year.

An outreach session will be held at the Urban League on Monday.  Contact the Louisville Urban League's Center for Workforce Development at (502)566-3371 or go to http://www.lul.org.

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