MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle declared $2,274,814 in federal funding to help more than 300 displaced Wisconsin workers find new employment and improve their skills.
The On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grants (OJTNEG) was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor and are being made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will give workers an opportunity to develop vital job skills while also earning a paycheck. The projects will help workers become proficient in critical skills sooner and encourage employers to hire workers more quickly.
Last month, Governor Doyle signed the Wisconsin CORE Jobs Act, which builds on successful manufacturing and worker training programs. The Governor's Administration has also provided displaced workers unemployment assistance and training, health care and food assistance.
The Recovery Act has been credited with creating or retaining more than 44,000 jobs in Wisconsin. Since the program started, Wisconsin has overseen nearly $1.1 billion in Recovery Act expenditures. Major projects in Wisconsin include road construction projects, major water infrastructure, and a new high speed rail line.
Affected workers are encouraged to contact their local Job Center to inquire about services by visiting www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/dictionary or toll free at 1-888-258-9966.
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