May 26, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: KREX News 5 "Colorado Receives $5 Million in Grants to Keep Jobs Local"

Danielle Kreuther:
"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The U.S. Department of Labor has provided more than $200 million in grants to help raise technical skills of U.S. workers.

Workforce officials say these grants are made with the goal of raising the skill levels of U.S. workers. The hope is that this will not only reduce the number of foreign workers being hired for high skill, high paying jobs in the U.S., but also make local businesses more competitive.

"The technology now coming out, a lot of times requires upgrading your training on a regular basis, so if we're able to provide that training, it keeps our local companies competitive," said Suzie Miller of the Mesa County Workforce Center.

The USDOL is helping foot the bill for that training by giving $5 million in grants to help train incumbent workers in Colorado.

The grants are financed by fees in occupations and industries where employers were using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers...."  (Read more?  Click title)

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