$1.5 million grant awarded to aid Promise Zone workforce development

Department of Labor funding to help with training in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell counties

news about workforce development in the Promise ZoneJULY 27, 2016 — A national workforce development organization has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help 18- to 24-year olds in Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties get job training for a path to meaningful employment.

“This is a great program and opportunity for the young adults and communities in which they live,”said Jonathan Zeigler, vice president of operations for Paxen, an affiliation of Florida-based Eckerd, which is a nationally-recognized nonprofit child and family services organization. Read more

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