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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Seven people now enjoy full-time employment instead of having to rely on panhandling for money. This group started with 22 others as part of the city’s “Pathway to Employment” program launched in May.

“Seems to us to be a fairly remarkable number,” said Jeff Bennett, the deputy mayor of community development.

“When we went into the program, to think that we would have a large cohort of people who moved directly into full time employment, we were hopeful but had no data to really base that on,” Bennett explained. “To see that we’ve had seven in less than three months just reinforces our idea going into the program that

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