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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

WQOW ABC-18 (Wisconsin) - Stimulus money to pay for clean energy job training

Governor Jim Doyle Wednesday announced a $6 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to expand Wisconsin's Apprenticeship Program and train nearly 3,000 workers for clean energy jobs in building trades and manufacturing.

Under the goals of the Sector Alliance for the Green Economics project, approximately 2,950 workers will complete training and receive a certificate or degree, and more than 2,500 will be placed in training-related jobs.

Governor Doyle thanked the Obama Administration for their continued investment in Wisconsin's workforce and economy through the Recovery Act. According to the White House Council of Economic Advisors, over the last nine months, 44,000 jobs have been created or retained in the state through the Recovery Act.  [1/20/10]

The Seattle Times (Washington) - Stimulus funds going for green jobs in state

Washington state will receive another piece of the $787 billion federal stimulus spending package, this time a $6 million grant to train workers in energy-efficient construction jobs.

The money will be used to pay for 4,700 veterans, disabled or low-income adults and other residents to get certified to work in green industries -- one of the fields targeted for investment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Obama last February.

Washington credits money from the Recovery Act with preserving or creating 34,500 jobs -- most of them teaching positions funded by the state -- more than any other state except California and New York. [1/20/10]

The Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) - $6 million grant to put 1,600 people in ''green'' jobs

West Virginia is receiving $6 million in federal stimulus funds to promote clean energy jobs.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced today that the money would go to the state's Workforce West Virginia office to train about 1,850 people.

The money is expected to help about 1,600 West Virginians find employment in 'green' jobs.

As part of the grant, about 70 people will receive certification for jobs at water and sewer plants, and 60 people will receive wind energy technology certificates across the state.

The money also will train current and future workers in the construction and bio-mass/bio-power industries. Training will be offered in retrofitting and installation, and 'green' entrepreneurship.  [1/20/10]

Denver Business Journal (Colorado) - Colorado gets $6M for green-energy job training

Colorado will receive $5,998,050 through the federal stimulus program for worker training in emerging industries, including the renewable-energy industry.

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Labor under its State Energy Sector Partnership and Training Grants program and are being received by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Wednesday in a joint statement.

The Colorado funds will be used to train some 1,200 Colorado workers, the senators' announcement said. [1/20/10]

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