New York has received $6.4 million in federal funding, the largest of its kind in the country, to implement job training programs statewide, officials announced this week.
The grant comes from the Department of Labor, which awarded New York $3.4 million in 2011, resulting in 543 hires by 308 businesses, officials said.
The training must take place at a business location in New York and must be used for a worker of at least 30 hours a week, officials said. To qualify, a worker must be dislocated from a previous job and unlikely to return.
“Rebuilding our state’s economy starts with creating jobs in all corners of New York State, and we must do everything we can to ensure job seekers have the training and skills they need to succeed,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement Wednesday.
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