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Job training bill, though expensive, brought back to life

Unemployed job seekers could get some extra help in learning new skills under a bill lawmakers are considering. House Bill 1272 seeks to use money — about $8 million that has already been identified in the unemployment insurance trust fund — to aid workers in learning new skills or to help them start their own… Continue Reading Job training bill, though expensive, brought back to life

Obama promotes job training at community college

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President Barack Obama called on Congress Monday to create an $8 billion fund to train community college students for high-growth industries, part of his broader pitch to make higher education more affordable for all Americans. The fund was part of Obama’s proposed budget for 2013. The overall package aims to achieve $4 trillion in deficit… Continue Reading Obama promotes job training at community college

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Gov. Bill Ritter and Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer unveiled three job-training bills that will be introduced during the 2010 legislative session. The legislation includes a job retraining program, incentives for creating health care jobs in rural areas and a nursing school-loan forgiveness program. “It all begins with a good job,” Shaffer said. “At the capitol, we’re… Continue Reading Job training bills focus on nursing loans, employee accounts

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Job training is at the top of the list for the 2010 legislature. State lawmakers plan to unveil the package at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson County Workforce Center in Golden. Gov. Bill Ritter also will discuss a statewide “CareerReady Colorado certificate” program, certifying that prospective workers have achieved certain skills needed on the… Continue Reading Job training legislation to be unveiled today

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