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OTC to help train Hotels.com employees

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The Ozarks Technical Community College Center for Workforce Development has entered into a partnership with Expedia Inc.'s Hotels.com to help train more than 470 workers being added to company operations in Springfield, according to an OTC news release.

As part of its incentive package from the state to add 500 jobs to its Springfield space at the old Springfield-Branson National Airport terminal, Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia received roughly $1.3 million in new jobs training funding and recruitment assistance.

Tax credits are being provided through the Missouri Community College New Jobs Training Program, a state initiative established in August 2010.

"The (program) allows companies who are creating new jobs to take advantage of a withholding payroll tax credit in order to reinvest these dollars in their work force job training needs,” said Dawn Busick, executive director of the Center for Workforce Development, in the release. "This is building a strong work force for a strong economy right here in the Springfield region."[[In-content Ad]]

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