DLEG Awards $400,000 in Federal Funding for Employment Services in DetroitContact:
Maura Campbell (517) 373-9280Agency:
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
28, 2004 - The Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
today announced the award of $400,000 in federal funding to help adults in Detroit
to find and retain employment, and therefore no longer need public assistance.
to adults (18-50) without dependents who are currently receiving food stamps,
the funded services will include job search assistance, help with getting workfare
or work experience, education and training activities, employment enhancement
skills, and vocational education. The funds will also help people stay employed
by providing work-related necessities such as bus passes, uniforms, work boots,
funds help people to get the work skills and experience they need, become employed,
stay employed, and become economically independent," said Governor Jennifer
United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, funds
the Food Assistance Employment and Training Program. In Michigan, the program
is administered through the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.
DLEG awarded the $400,000 to the City of Detroit Employment and Training Department.
The Michigan Department
of Labor & Economic Growth is the newest department of state government.
It is charged with promoting economic growth, creating jobs and enhancing the
quality of life for Michigan citizens. Part of this mission also includes meeting
Michigan's workforce needs to enhance and maintain its economy. To this end,
the state's career and workforce development programs work with employers, K-12
schools, community colleges, and local Workforce Development Boards.
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