For Immediate Release
October 31, 2013
CONCORD - As part of her efforts to help develop a pipeline of skilled workers ready for good jobs in the innovation economy, Governor Maggie Hassan announced today that three new job training grants will be awarded to New Hampshire companies to help them train 114 workers in new skills.
The job training grants total $18,175.50, and the three companies contributed matching funds to bring the total funds for training workers to $36,351.
"I am excited to announce this latest round of important grants to help New Hampshire workers develop skills for high-quality jobs at growing businesses," Governor Hassan said. "New Hampshire's Job Training Fund is a valuable resource that has helped provide essential skills to thousands of workers. We must maintain our commitment to higher education and job training in order to attract innovative businesses, help existing companies grow, and support the creation of good jobs for New Hampshire’s middle class families."
The Job Training Fund has awarded $6,417,006.61 in grants since October 2007, with employers contributing $9,050,008.11 for a total of $15,467,014.72 in new training for 19,344 New Hampshire workers. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should visit the fund's web site at www.nhjobtrainingfund.org.