The Memphis Area Career Center can't spend all the taxpayer money they have been allocated because people keep finding jobs on their own. Damn these self reliant people!!
Center executive director Isaac Garrett said his staff tried its best to alert organizations and individuals that help was available, but some workers just didn't want to take advantage of the training.
"The challenge we have is when someone is laid off, either they try to find a job right away or they have severance pay and try to live off their severance," he said. "At the point they lose their severance pay, instead of going to training, they need money and they go to work.