OUR GOVERNMENT IN ACTION
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GRANT AIDS HIRING FOR GREEN JOBS
US Labor Secretary Solis announced that the Opportunities Industrialized Centers of America was one of six organizations tapped to get $38 million in GREEN JOBS Innovation fund GRANTS to train workers for various green jobs. As a result of a previous similar $ 4.9 million GRANT, OIC has placed 50 Arizonian workers in green jobs since march 2010.
The organization was founded as a NATIONAL NON- PROFIT NETWORK of employment and training programs aimed to help people who have a HARDER time finding jobs because they LACK SKILLS OR BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN IN PRISON.
Grants are hand outs by the Government that need not to be paid back.
May 2, 2011 ... Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Announces $100 Million in Grants for Green Jobs