Thursday, February 07, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-02-07 08:37:26)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NASHVILLE—Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis have awarded $15,000 to ConAgra Foods in Newport.
“If Tennessee is going to become the number one location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs, then we must offer a well-trained workforce to employers,” said Governor Haslam. “This kind of training grant not only helps educate workers, but also provides incentive to employers looking to relocate or expand in Tennessee.”
“Both job creation and retention are vital in maintaining a healthy economy in Tennessee, and the Incumbent Worker Training program has played a key role in accomplishing this,” said Commissioner Davis. “Since the program’s inception, Incumbent Worker Training grants have assisted more than 600 businesses by providing $14 million to train approximately 50,000 employees.”
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