WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday reauthorized the nation’s main jobs-training bill, updating the Clinton-era legislation to help Americans — particularly disadvantaged youth and laid-off workers — prepare for an increasingly-skilled labor market. The six-year reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) passed by a 95-3 vote. The legislation expired in 2003 and Congress has been…More
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is offering states $150 million to help offset employers’ cost for on-the-job training and apprenticeship for laid-off workers, the department’s latest investment in programs to get unemployed people back on payrolls. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Monday states can apply to receive $500,000 to $6 million under…More