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Tue., July 1, 2014, 9:28 a.m.

Idaho gets $3.5M fed grant for job training

Idaho's state Department of Labor has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant for job training aimed at moving the long-term unemployed into high-demand jobs, through on-the-job training, apprenticeships, career counseling and more. Idaho is one of 32 states receiving grants under the U.S. Department of Labor's Job-Driven National Emergency Grant program; among those targeted for help are immigrants and refugees in southwestern Idaho. The grant also will benefit dislocated and laid-off workers; you can read the department's full announcement here




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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