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Job training programs set to receive some of L.A.'s federal stimulus money

November 10, 2009 |  3:20 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced that the city is making $10.3 million in federal stimulus money available for worker training programs.

The grants will be issued by the Community Development Department. Of the $10.3 million, $4 million will be used for vocational training for 1,000 workers and $6.3 million will be available to train an estimated 2,000 people for high-wage jobs in healthcare, construction, transportation and other sectors.

Villaraigosa said the city has received $43.7 million in job training funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act so far, and between $300 million and $400 million in overall stimulus money.

-- Phil Willon at L.A. City Hall