$1-Million Grant to Help Retrain Displaced Workers

A $1-million job training grant will provide retraining and other employment services to displaced workers in Carson, Lomita and Torrance, Gov. Pete Wilson said Thursday.

The funds from the governor's discretionary fund, under a provision of the federal Job Training Partnership Act, will be administered by the Carson, Lomita, Torrance Private Industry Council.

The job training agency will receive $20,000 to provide services through June 30. The remaining $980,000 will fund the project from July 1 through June 30, 1999.

Services will be provided at the council's three career centers in San Pedro, Carson and Torrance. Eligible workers will receive such services as recruitment help, workshops and extensive skills assessment, vocational and on-the-job training.

"This is the most valuable assistance we can provide," Wilson said. "Not only to the workers and their families, but to the economic health of our state."

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