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Gender and Job Loss

2005 National Conference on Sustaining Rural America

2004 National Conference on Job Loss and Recovery



Trip to Washington D.C. - Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Join fellow citizens of Robeson County – including community leaders, agency representatives, business leaders, local government officials, unemployed persons, students and teachers – on a one-day trip to our nation’s Capitol in order to:

  • meet with members of Congress and their staff to discuss our county's job loss and the need for jobs and business development (Congressional Briefing 2 pm, Press Conference 3 pm).
  • meet with federal agency representatives and deliver proposals and packages for funding recommendations for economic and community development
  • deliver a report on the impact of massive job loss on the economy of Robeson County
  • deliver federal policy recommendations to save U.S. jobs and re-build Robeson County and the other counties in Rural America that have been hit hardest by job loss due to federal trade policies
  • visit the Capitol, Smithsonian Institute, and other sites in Washington, D.C.

Buses will leave from Lumberton at 12:30 AM and return at 11:30 PM
(Location To Be Announced)

Communities, Groups, Churches, Agencies, and Businesses are encouraged
to send representatives, sponsor a bus, and take proposals/packages

To Sign Up, Help Plan, Publicize, or Receive More Information, call:
Center For Community Action at 739-7851 or email:

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Jobs For the Future is a Project of the Center For Community Action
In Collaboration with Representatives From the Public and Private Secto