Idaho receives grant to retrain displaced workers

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanJune 26, 2013 

The State of Idaho will receive $675,882 to retrain workers who have been employed for 27 weeks or more.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced its disbursal of $58 million in grants to 30 states. The grants will support  unemployed workers acquire industry certifications, enroll in apprentice programs and other training and other retraining efforts that will hopefully lead to jobs.

Grants were awarded based on a state's ability to meet grant guidelines.

Texas received the most grant money with $4.4 million.

Idaho received the second-smallest sum in grant money, trailing only South Dakota's $418,000.

For more information about the grants and how dislocated workers can apply for retraining programs, check out the Thursday edition of the Idaho Statesman.

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