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Tuesday May 5th, 2015 4:36PM

Ga. awarded unemployment, job training grant

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Federal labor officials have awarded more than $300,000 to fund re-employment programs and eligibility assessments for the unemployed in Georgia. <br /> <br /> The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that the money awarded to Georgia is part of more than $68 million that was awarded to 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. <br /> <br /> U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said in a statement the grants will help states offer training to the jobless and will help Unemployment Insurance agencies ensure that payments are being made to people who actually need the help. <br /> <br /> Officials say the funding will support in-person assessments at job centers where unemployment claimants will develop individual re-employment plans and more.
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