For Immediate Release
February 28, 2013
CONCORD – Continuing her efforts to ensure New Hampshire workers have the skills needed for jobs in the innovation economy, Governor Hassan announced today six new Job Training Fund grants totaling $47,577.25. The grants, administered by the Department of Resources and Economic Development and acting Commissioner Philip R. Bryce, will be used to train 97 workers in new skills.
The six companies contributed $48,677.25 in matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to $96,254.50.
"I am proud to announce these critical funds to help prepare workers for good jobs at New Hampshire's growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's job training fund is a critical resource that has provided important skills to thousands of workers. We need to continue working to ensure that our workforce is as highly skilled as possible to attract innovative businesses with good jobs that can support middle-class families."
The Job Training Fund has awarded $5,436,507 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $8,018,258 for a total of $13,454,766 in new training for 16,481 New Hampshire workers.
Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the JTF web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.