CASSADAGA - The Job Corps is a national residential training and employment program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). It was created during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 as part of Johnson's War on Poverty and Great Society initiatives that sought to expand economic and social opportunities for Americans, especially minorities and the poor. Job Corps was originally established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; authorization for the program continued under the Comprehensive Employment Training Act, then Title IV-B of the Job Training Partnership Act; and is currently provided for under Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act, 1998. The Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and develop careers or prepare them for further education. The Job Corps addresses the multiple barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged youth throughout the United States.