Can Entrepreneurship Training Shrink Unemployment?

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After Kim Osterhoudt lost her human resources job at a financial services firm in a 2009 downsizing, she tried to eke out a living selling homemade jam near her home in Belle Mead, N.J. To improve her odds of success, she enrolled last year in Entrepreneur University, a free, 60-hour, local entrepreneurship training program. Launched by the New Jersey Department of Labor in partnership with the nonprofit Intersect Fund, the program supports small business development in poor and distressed areas of the state.

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