The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in
2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to
records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely
Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired
to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job
Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth
and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word
to prospective Job Corps enrollees.