Despite having below average unemployment numbers, The US Department of Labor is giving Missouri two million dollars for it’s On The Job training programs.
The Department of Economic Development says the key to getting people back to work is job training. Department spokesman John Fougere says Missouri’s On the Job training program gives people specific job training while getting paid while they look for work.
Fougere says Missouri got this grant money because the program was working so well in giving on the job training to laid off workers. He says this helps business too by increasing productivity and allowing companies to not have to pay for training.
Fougere says this program is for people in a large range of fields from auto technicians to Information Technology jobs to healthcare professionals. The program started in 2009.