June 26, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is receiving more than $6 million in federal funds for job training programs for laid-off workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding more than $154.7 million nationwide through the Job-Driven National Emergency Grant program.
Officials say the funds will be used to train workers who lost a job through no fault of their own for jobs in high-demand industries.
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says providing workers with access to the skills training needed to pursue in-demand jobs is critical to expanding opportunity and to helping businesses grow and thrive.
The funding will help create or expand employer partnerships and provide career counseling and job placement.
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