A Federal work program should be created for anyone who is unemployed. A National Job Guarantee would be revolutionary and help the entire country.

“When you take a good person (who’s) down, broken, discouraged, and you give them an opportunity to be proud of their self — to stand up and do something for their self — that’s one of the greatest gifts anybody can give to anybody,” said Maes, 57. “And for that, I’d like to say thank you.”

After Denver hired homeless people to shovel mulch and perform other day labor, more than 100 landed regular jobs

City officials on Tuesday announced plans to expand the city-funded Denver Day Works day-labor program for the homeless in the coming year after a successful pilot.