• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

California gets nearly $11 million for jobs

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
California is announcing Thursday it has received $10.7 million in federal stimulus funds that will provide training to help remove them from unemployment rolls.The state estimates it could provide training for 2,100 Californians with the money. Herb K. Schultz, Director of the California Recovery Task Force, says the funding will open the way for new, successful careers for Californians.

Thirteen agencies across the state will receive the funds to train people in occupations including network administrators, systems engineers, alternative fuel mechanics, paramedics, pharmacy assistants, home health aides, warehouse specialists and logistics clerks.

The projects will focus on low-income, unemployed or under-skilled adults ages 18 and older, who face challenges in being employed.

Among the agencies sharing the funds are the Los Angeles Community College District, $1 million; Youth Policy Institute, $ 1million and Victor Valley Community College, San Bernardino $837,500.