Seattle program training workers in deconsruction
Thursday, July 7, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- A job training program in south Seattle is giving 130 people a ticket out of poverty with skills in the growing field of deconstruction.
Deconstruction is carefully dismantling homes and buildings to preserve reusable materials. The practice often recycles more than 70 percent of demolition materials that would go into landfills.
The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County has received a $141,000 federal grant for the GreenLight Project to train 130 economically disadvantage people. Fifty people have already completed the training and are finding jobs that pay $10 to $25 an hour.
Information from: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, http://www.djc.com/