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In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2013, 23:50
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In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints from businesses that prospective employees are under-qualified for the available jobs, particularly in the sciences, the Labor Department has released its plan to address both problems. It will offer six-month training programs, free of charge to unemployed citizens, to prepare citizens for jobs as laboratory and medical technicians. Each citizen will have the opportunity to participate in one program free of charge, and the Labor Department will offer salary subsidies to firms that hire graduates of these programs.

Which of the following, if true, would constitute reason to believe that the labor department’s plan will not achieve its aims?

A) Many universities and technical colleges offer nine- and twelve-month programs to train students in the same fields.
B) Laboratory and medical technician jobs are not the only jobs for which companies are struggling to find qualified employees.
C) Similar programs in neighboring countries have had mixed results.
D) Successful graduates of technical training programs nearly always have scientific job experience prior to enrolling in such programs.
E) The proposed program is significantly more expensive than several alternatives proposed by members of the legislative body.
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Re: In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2013, 23:59
can someone explain why B is incorrect?

Laboratory and medical technician jobs are not the only jobs for which companies are struggling to find qualified employees

Since there are other jobs for which companies are struggling to find suitable candidates, labor dept may not achieve its aim.
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Re: In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2013, 00:44
ankur1901 wrote:
can someone explain why B is incorrect?

Laboratory and medical technician jobs are not the only jobs for which companies are struggling to find qualified employees

Since there are other jobs for which companies are struggling to find suitable candidates, labor dept may not achieve its aim.


Hi ankur1901,

IMO, the Labor Department try to reduce unemployment rate by offering training programs to laboratory and medical technicians, but not try to eliminate unemployment rate.
Therefore, B does not necessarily undermine the plans of the Labor Department.
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Re: In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2013, 02:47
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ankur1901 wrote:
can someone explain why B is incorrect?

Laboratory and medical technician jobs are not the only jobs for which companies are struggling to find qualified employees

Since there are other jobs for which companies are struggling to find suitable candidates, labor dept may not achieve its aim.


Hi ankur1901,

IMO, the Labor Department try to reduce unemployment rate by offering training programs to laboratory and medical technicians, but not try to eliminate unemployment rate.
Therefore, B does not necessarily undermine the plans of the Labor Department.


In that case how is D correct? really confused with this question.
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Re: In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2013, 14:35
D is correct.
It says that to be employed by employers in technical field they always need prior experience which the unemployed people would never have even after they have undergone training successfully.

So these ppl will never be hired. Hence the plan would not work.



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Re: In response to a high unemployment rate and to complaints [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2013, 18:51
A) Many universities and technical colleges offer nine- and twelve-month programs to train students in the same fields.--- Incorrect because the duration does not matter. What if the same course can be taught in 6 months with longer hours. So this does not really tell us why the plan will not be successful.
B) Laboratory and medical technician jobs are not the only jobs for which companies are struggling to find qualified employees.--- Incorrect, we know that the labor department is just planning to address these problems. Addressing problems could just mean to reduce the problems a bit and the plan will surely do that.
C) Similar programs in neighboring countries have had mixed results.--- Out of scope, it does not matter what is happening in neighboring countries.
D) Successful graduates of technical training programs nearly always have scientific job experience prior to enrolling in such programs.--- CORRECT, the passage states unemployed citizens, but the successful graduate have prior scientific job experience so none of the unemployed citizens will be successful which will not make this program successful.
E) The proposed program is significantly more expensive than several alternatives proposed by members of the legislative body.--- Cost of the program also is out of scope. Cost is nowhere mentioned in the passage as a deterrent for people to join the program.
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