Anaconda Job Corps to remain open, in reversal of Trump administration decision

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 17:59:38-04

ANACONDA – U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-MT, announced Monday that President Donald Trump reversed his decision to close the Anaconda Job Corps and the training center will remain open, saving hundreds of Montana jobs.

In a news release to MTN, Daines said the decision came after a call he had with the president Saturday, where he stressed that the Anaconda center was one of the top-ranked in the country and must remain open.

After speaking with Daines, Trump told him the site would remain open, according to the news release.

The Anaconda Jobs Corps training center employs 250 people in southwest Montana.

“The Anaconda Job Corps Center is one of the top ranked in the country, employing hundreds in southwest Montana. It provides future generations of young Montanans the tools they need to succeed in the work force,” Daines said. “I greatly appreciate President Trump working with me to save these Montana jobs.”

Reporting by John Emeigh for MTN News