Vernon, Beauregard to benefit from $6M employment grant awarded to state

Vernon and Beauregard parishes will benefit from a $6.17 million federal grant awarded to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Officials say the money will be spread across parishes to help employers offset the cost of worker training.

Funds could mean 1,200 new jobs statewide.

The grant will focus on the industries that are driving employment demand in South Louisiana: industrial construction, hospitality, healthcare, information technology and shipbuilding and repair.

Louisiana's award is the maximum allowed under the U.S. Department of Labor's Job-Driven Training for Workers program. The USDOL awarded a total of $154.8 million.

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