Montana panel backs $22 million investment in job training

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A commission discussing how to spend federal COVID-19 relief dollars is recommending that Gov. Greg Gianforte approve $22 million for job training and retraining programs to increase the workforce as Montana businesses struggle to find enough employees.

The Department of Labor and Industry proposed $10 million for rapid job retraining and $2 million to clear up a backlog of job training for people with disabilities.


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Hybrid working will now allow more people with disabilities to enter labor force, Ted Kennedy Jr. says 

“Hybrid work and remote work are just a couple of the accommodations that many people with disabilities have been asking for. So, we think that companies’ views now of remote work will allow more people with disabilities to enter the labor force,”


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