Curran Announces $10 Million Investment to Bridge the Gap Between Unemployed & Available Local Jobs

October 29, 2021

Originally published in Longisland.com on October 29, 2021.

Furthering her commitment to strengthen Nassau’s economy and support residents hard hit by the pandemic, County Executive Laura Curran announced a $10 million investment of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for a new workforce development initiative.  With this funding opportunity, the County aims to bolster new and existing programs that bridge the gap between those struggling to secure employment or advance their careers and available local jobs and training opportunities. Eligible organizations include higher education institutions, BOCES, building trades, municipal community development agencies and other nonprofit entities. The proposed investment is part of the County’s robust $62.9 million commitment of ARP funding for a slate of economic recovery initiatives.

New York Senator Kevin Thomas said, “The Workforce Development Program will not only jump-start Nassau County’s economic recovery – it will help our hardest hit communities build back better and stronger. I thank County Executive Curran for her leadership and look forward to working alongside her to initiate a new era of opportunity for all Nassau County residents.”

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