Ohio receives $6 million for worker training

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Ohio receives $6 million for worker training

Akron Beacon Journal – The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Ohio $6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants for what is called green job training, with a special emphasis on communities affected by the auto industry.

''These funds will help Ohio workers train for good-paying jobs in our state's growing clean energy industry,'' U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a prepared statement.

The Governor's Workforce Policy Advisory Board applied for the money in October. Ohio received the maximum amount.

The grants are to make it possible to enroll 1,600 Ohioans in training, with a focus on dislocated workers, veterans, women, minorities and Appalachian residents.

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