Thursday, January 30, 2014

1-31-14 obama-wisconsin

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two years ago, Reggie Troop of Milwaukee had no job and a pregnant wife. Now he has a good-paying job — one that earned a shout out from President Barack Obama during a stop in southeastern Wisconsin.  The 26-year-old Troop is a machine operator at a General Electric plant in Waukesha. He got his job through an accelerated job-training program, the sort of program Obama promoted during a speech Thursday in Waukesha.  As Troop introduced Obama, he said he felt as though he'd won the Super Bowl of life. He says meeting the president was "remarkable," and he's grateful for the training program that enabled him to get a job that supports his family of four.  He says the program condensed about seven months of training into three months.

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