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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:20 PM
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Administration awards job-retraining grants to colleges
WASHINGTON Roughly $125 million in grants is being awarded to 70 community colleges around the country, including Maine, to bolster job training.

The initiative announced by the Labor Department Wednesday sprang from Presidents Bush 2004 State of the Union address. It is designed to help workers and jobseekers obtain the necessary skills to keep up with a dynamic labor market.

Given the devastation wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the department said it gave a preference to community colleges in the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast that filed applications for a slice of the grant money. The department said training programs in the ravaged areas will be an important component to getting the regional economy back on its feet.

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The grants will fund training programs in 40 states. They are: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Louisiana; Massachusetts; Maryland; Maine; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; North Carolina; North Dakota; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Oregon; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin: West Virginia; and Wyoming.

http://news.mainetoday.com/apwire/D8DBADE04-291.shtml
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:01 PM
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1. What dynamic labor market?
Last think I heard was that all the good jobs are in India where workers are being paid very little for a lot of work.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:37 PM
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2. The phantom job market in Bu$hWorld
There ain't no Freaking Jobs. The idiots in charge are destroying the American Working class and are too dumb to see It or care. A POX on then.
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:46 PM
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3. WTF! Training for what "JOBS"?....
:wtf:As we speak AOL is in the process of laying off 700 employees. What fucking "dynamic labor market". :spank:
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