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DED receives $2M to aid displaced workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor yesterday awarded a roughly $2 million award to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for its efforts in expanding on-the-job training for laid-off workers.

Missouri was one of four states to receive Department of Labor On-The-Job Training National Emergency Grants. In June 2010, the state received $1.3 million in grants through the program to help employers create training and job opportunities for unemployed workers. The latest $2 million grant expands Missouri's On-the-Job Training Program, which is offered through DED's Division of Workforce Development, according to a news release.

“Under Gov. Nixon’s direction, we have made job training a priority, demonstrated by the 52 percent increase in job training funding in this year’s budget,” DED Director David Kerr said in the release. “This federal award of $2 million dollars will help us further assist additional numbers of Missourians in upgrading their skills while they look for employment."[[In-content Ad]]


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