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WGBA Green Bay: Money for Job Training in Economic Stimulus Bill

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Wed Feb 11 2009

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(WGBA, Feb 10, 2009) Today, the U.S. Senate passed the economic stimulus package with $1 billion for job training that Senator Herb Kohl worked to include in the legislation. Kohl is a member of the Appropriations Committee and worked with the Democratic Committee Chairman and the Republican Ranking Member, as well as President Obama's Administration, to include this funding in the Senate version of the stimulus plan. These funds will help approximately 260,000 unemployed workers retrain for new job opportunities. Last June, Kohl led a coalition of 32 bipartisan Senators who called for a restoration of job training funds that had been rescinded by the Department of Labor. In December, Kohl contacted then President-elect Obama to request that additional funds for employment and training activities for dislocated workers be included in the economic stimulus bill.

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