Idaho receives $3.5 million federal grant for unemployment retraining

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanJuly 1, 2014 

The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will fund career counseling and job placement services for laid-off workers in Idaho.

The Idaho Department of Labor received the grant and will administer the programs. Eligibility extends to laid-off, foreign-trained immigrants who qualify as dislocated workers and face barriers to obtaining employment in their trained profession. The state office will direct laid-off workers — especially those who have remained unemployed for prolonged stints — to both federal and state training programs.

The grant is from the federal Labor department's Job-Driven National Emergency Grant program, which distributed $154.8 million to 32 states, Puerto Rico and the Cherokee tribal nation.

 Click here for more information about retraining programs and eligibility criteria.


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