Indiana received a $2.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to retrain laid-off workers.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development plans to put the additional $2.34 million in federal funding toward job training for dislocated workers over the next two years.
The funding is part of a $58 million national effort to bolster state initiatives to offer short-term classwork or on-the-job training to laid-off individuals.
Indiana's share accounts for four percent of the grant, which was divided among 30 states.
“As federal education and training funds continue to dwindle, these dollars are a much-welcomed contribution to Indiana’s efforts to retrain and refocus the Hoosier workforce to meet the needs of employers,” said Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Scott Sanders.
Information about free training programs for job-seekers and no-cost recruitment services for Indiana employers is available at www.WorkOneWorks.com.