Kentucky Unemployment

Local/Regional News
7:13 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Ky. Gets Federal Grant To Help Long Term Unemployed Seek Work

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky has received a nearly $1.3 million federal grant aimed at helping the jobless get back in the workforce.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the U.S. Department of Labor grant will be used for in-person assessments in local career centers.

Beshear says the grants will help the unemployed get back to work quicker by giving them individualized services.

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Local/Regional News
9:48 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Ky. Gets Money To Train Long-Term Unemployed

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky has received a $1.2 million federal grant to expand training programs for long-term unemployed workers in hopes of getting them into new jobs.

Gov. Steve Beshear announced the National Emergency Grant on Tuesday, saying the money will strengthen government programs to provide needed training.

States invited to apply for the one-time funding in May were asked to concentrate on people who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer and who have nearly exhausted their unemployment benefits.

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