Kentucky receiving nearly $1 million for job training programs

The state is getting nearly $1 million to help dozens of unemployed workers get training for new jobs.

Governor Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Kentucky $978,725.

The On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will help around 160 long-term unemployed Kentucky workers get training.

"In response to the volatile economic situations Kentucky workers are experiencing, this grant will provide valuable on-the-job training while allowing workers to earn a paycheck," said Governor Beshear in a news release. "The infusion of funds will enable local workforce investment boards to enhance Kentucky's efforts toward job retention and new job prospects for prolonged unemployed workers.

Local Workforce Investment Areas will work with around 64 employers across Kentucky to provide training through this grant.

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