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Economic and Job Security Activities

USDA's economic and job security activities help low-income people obtain good jobs and build self-sufficiency. These programs are based on the understanding that the best way for a household to overcome food insecurity is for one or more adults in the household to obtain and maintain jobs at good wages.

USDA economic and job security activities provide assistance to communities, nonprofit groups, businesses, and families throughout the United States, with particular emphasis on rural communities. They expand local economic development in a sustainable way; create living wage jobs; provide job training, placement, and retention aid; and help families develop assets, save wisely, and invest funds. USDA firmly believes that economic independence is the central foundation for providing the support and security for the achievement of community food security.

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