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Funds to help train long-term jobless

A federal grant will reimburse employers taking part in a dislocated-worker program

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 25, 2013

~~<p>State officials are expanding their effort to tackle Hawaii&rsquo;s long-term unemployment problem with a $1.8 million federal grant that will provide job training for those who have been out of work for 27 weeks or longer.</p>
<p>The funding, provided through the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program, will be used to reimburse Hawaii employers for up to 90 percent of the wages they pay workers they hire and train, officials from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced Tuesday.</p>
~~

State officials are expanding their effort to tackle Hawaii’s long-term unemployment problem with a $1.8 million federal grant that will provide job training for those who have been out of work for 27 weeks or longer.

The funding, provided through the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program, will be used to reimburse Hawaii employers for up to 90 percent of the wages they pay workers they hire and train, officials from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced Tuesday. Login for more...



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