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The Richmond Register (Kentucky) - Program aims to jumpstart job creation

Several Kentucky businesses are taking advantage of a program that provides funding for them to hire unemployed citizens.

The WorkNow Kentucky program is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The program is a temporary subsidized employment program available to low-income parents and youth through emergency federal funding provided under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant.

“With unemployment in double digits, our number one goal is putting Kentuckians back to work,” said Gov. Steve Beshear in a statement given June 25. “This summer, we're using $46 million in federal stimulus funds to create the WorkNow Kentucky program, which will put almost 10,000 people back to work across this state.” [7/25/10]

NorthJersey.com (New Jersey) - Passaic County college offering health care job training[DISTRICT MENTIONED: Bill Pascrell (NJ-8)]

Passaic County Community College is offering health care training courses beginning Aug. 2 for the unemployed and entry-level health care workers in an attempt to fill needed positions.

In February, the college received a $4.5 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund the Healthcare Training Initiative at no cost to participants.

…PCCC plans to train 1,150 people, 300 unemployed and the remainder from PCCC's grant partners, including St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson and Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pequannock. [7/26/10]

The New England Business Bulletin (Massachusetts) - Workforce grants will train more than 600

A worker education program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will receive $170,355 in state grant funding, according to a recent announcement by the governor's office.

The university is one of 11 organizations statewide that will receive funding as part of a $2 million grant distribution. Thanks to these funds, 629 individuals across Massachusetts will receive training over the next three years, the state said in a release.

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has allocated $1.6 million in workforce training and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to support Learn at Work.

Learn at Work promotes public-private partnerships that specifically focus on workplace Basic Skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for youths and adult age workers. [7/23/10]

Rome News-Tribune (Georgia) - Stimulus funds give Rome kids summer jobs

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Phil Gingrey (GA-11) Voted NO on Recovery Act]

More than 100 Rome High students are hard at work this summer thanks to a program funded by the Georgia Department of Labor.

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program allowed students ages 14 through 18 to work 35 hours a week for eight weeks…

The program, also funded by the Georgia Department of Human Services, is implemented through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission. [7/25/10]

Argus Leader (South Dakota) - Stimulus hits schools

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-At Large)]

In Sioux Falls, a federal stimulus program for struggling schools will pay for 15 teachers and five instructional coaches, two new after-school programs, summer classes at 10 schools

In all, the school district will spend $4.32 million in school improvement grants over three years at Axtell Park Family Immersion Center and the city's nine poorest elementary schools. Eight other South Dakota schools will spend an additional $3.67 million trying to improve math and reading scores. [7/26/10]

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