For Immediate Release
June 30, 2014
CONCORD – Continuing her efforts to help New Hampshire workers develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for jobs in the 21st century economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that four New Hampshire companies have been awarded job training grants to help them train 307 workers in new skills.
The job training grants total $57,466, and the companies contributed matching funds to bring the total amount for training workers to $114,932.
"I am pleased to announce this newest round of important grants to help New Hampshire workers develop skills for high-quality jobs at growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is a critical resource that has helped provide essential skills to thousands of workers. We must maintain our commitment to higher education and job training in order to attract innovative businesses, help existing companies grow, and support the creation of good jobs for New Hampshire's middle class families."
The Job Training Fund has awarded $7,134,132.14 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,767,133.61 for a total of $16,901,265.75 in new training for 21,516 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.