Employment Investment

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News June 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor made about $15 million available in grants for federal job training programs for people with disabilities in April.

The money is allocated through the Disability Employment Initiative to state workforce agencies via eight grants. These grants will be used over 42 months to create new strategies that will boost participation of people with disabilities in federally-funded education and training programs.

“People with disabilities have enormous contributions to make to our economy and our society, but they remain disproportionately represented among our nation’s unemployed,” says U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “We are working to change that by providing more training options that prepare these workers for good jobs. These grants will help build strong ladders of opportunity to the middle-class for these workers.”

For more information, visit dol.gov.

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