State receives $418,000 to train dislocated workers

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has received a $418,000 federal grant to help long-term dislocated workers with training in high demand industries.

“Our local offices help people transition to new employment,” said State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts. “We use labor market information to refer people to training that will lead to good paying and in demand jobs.”

There are more than 10,000 jobs listed at DLR’s targeted occupational groups include specialty trades, mechanics, sales representatives, truck drivers, first line supervisors, welders, accounting, nursing, teachers, information technology and engineers.

Eligible dislocated workers may be placed in work based on-the-job trainings, classroom training programs or other approaches connecting them with employers. Veterans are encouraged to apply and are given preference. To apply or learn more, contact a DLR local office.

The U.S. Department of Labor provided $58 million in discretionary National Emergency Grants to 30 states for expanded training of dislocated workers.

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