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Governor: Grants to train employees still available

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Nearly $500,000 in job training grants are still available to businesses that hire long-term unemployed New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday.

The funding is available through On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grant and is part of a campaign to help those who have been out of work for 26 weeks or longer connect to available jobs in their region.

To date, more than 660 business have been awarded nearly $9 million to train workers, including 131 businesses in the Mohawk Valley Region. Businesses receive an average of nearly $7,000 per hire, with more than 1,300 workers hired through the grant funding.

In addition to the training incentives for businesses, the Department of Labor is putting extra emphasis on working directly with individuals who have been out of work for 26 weeks or longer.

For more information, employers should e-mail OJT-NEG@labor.ny.gov

Job seekers should contact their nearest New York State Career Center, which can be located here.

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