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Source: Knewton

Level: 3

A municipal employment training center plans to offer tax deductions for local workers who take classes that retrain workers in high-tech job skills. Although employing these workers in local jobs that require high-tech skills will generate tax profits that exceed the cost of the tax deductions, this practice is unwise. Local community colleges could offer classes to train students in high-tech job skills without offering these students tax deductions.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the training center's policy of offering tax deductions for local workers?

  • A There will be virtually no difference between the future tax profits generated by workers who retrain in high-tech job skills at the training center and those generated by the students who receive retraining in high-tech job skills at community college classes.
  • B Over 90% of workers who have completed retraining at the municipal employment training center have gone on to gain employment in high-tech industries, either locally or in neighboring cities.
  • C Establishing job skill classes at the retraining center uses substantially less capital stemming from current tax revenues than would establishing classes at the community college.
  • D Retrained workers now account for nearly half of the new hires in the municipality, with this number expected to grow, while the hiring rate for untrained workers has stayed constant.
  • E The training center offers training in spreadsheets, data entry, multimedia presentations, and other skills that companies rank as most important for their employees to know, as does the community college.

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