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Grant will pay to train vets, long-term jobless in region

The Columbian
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The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council said Wednesday that it and its partners have received $8.45 million in federal money to train 850 long-term unemployed people and 150 veterans for jobs in manufacturing and information technology in Southwest Washington and the Portland metro area.

The grant money was issued in response to a proposal by the Vancouver-based Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, Worksystems Inc. and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, Ore.

The grant is part of $169.77 million in Ready to Work grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to help people struggling with long-term joblessness.

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