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Franken program would offer wage subsidies to employers

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants to try a successful Iron Range-authored 1980s jobs program to put more Americans back to work.

The Minnesota Emergency Employment Development program, proposed by then-Gov. Rudy Perpich, provided 7,400 jobs its first six months in a public-private partnership that saw wages subsidized for employers who retained workers for a set period of time.

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