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Federal grant helps Oregon companies train workers

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Oregon won a $9.5 million federal grant called Metro Step, to train and upgrade the skills of current workers.

The grant money will be used over a four-year period for 25 area companies including IBM, Boeing and Esco. The first wave of money will be used starting this April.
At Benchmade Knife Company in Oregon City, 20,000 square feet of new manufacturing space has been added and the company is looking for workers. 
"It's a hard grind trying to find the right people for the right job," said Rob Morrison, Director of marketing for Benchmade.
The new Federal labor grant to serve the Portland metro, Clackamas County and the Vancouver area will help.

Read more at KGW.

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SBE owner
0 #1 why do big companies need federal moneySBE owner 2012-03-16 08:47:34
I get why small businesses may need some assistance but large companies with fat balance sheets hardly need government grants that are taxpayer funded.
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Jody Wiser
0 #2 Funding basic research makes senseJody Wiser 2012-03-17 14:27:36
I can see funding research universities and centers, but really, Boeing can't pay to train it's own workforce?
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