For Immediate Release
November 27, 2013
CONCORD - Continuing her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills, knowledge and innovative thinking necessary for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Hassan announced today that five companies will receive job training grants to help them train 125 workers in new skills.
The job training grants total $72,536.48. The five companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training workers to $145,072.96
"I am proud to announce November’s round of job training grants that will help workers develop skills for good jobs at New Hampshire's growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is an important resource that has helped thousands of workers learn essential skills, and it is a critical part of our efforts to continue developing a highly skilled workforce. Through job training and access to affordable higher education, we can develop an even stronger workforce pipeline that attracts innovative businesses, helps existing ones grow, and creates jobs that can support a strong middle class."
The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,471,367.59 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,104,369.09 for a total of $15,575,736.68 in funds used to train 19,351 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.
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