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State wins $6.4M for worker training

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New York State has won a $6.4-million federal grant for worker training, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday.

To be hired under this U.S. Labor Department program, a person must be classified as a dislocated worker who is unlikely to return to a previous occupation. The training must take place at a business in the state, and the job the employee trains for must be full time.

Cuomo said New York received the largest grant among the states. He also said the assistance follows a $3.4 million training grant, also from Washington, that has helped 308 businesses hire 543 workers since last year.

The previous grant provided businesses an average wage reimbursement of more than $5,500 per worker.

Employers interested in the program can apply at labor.ny.gov

Photo: New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo