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Solar firm that’s closing, laying off 250, got $1M-plus in state training funds

StateImpact Idaho reports that Transform Solar, the Nampa-based solar company partly owned by Micron Technology that plans to shut down and lay off 250 people, received a $3.6 million workforce development training grant from the state of Idaho in 2010, and has been reimbursed for a little over $1 million in training costs through the grant. StateImpact reports that the Idaho Department of Labor says when a company gets workforce training money and then closes, the hope is that those employees at least will have new skills that will help them in their next job; you can read their full report here.

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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