Jan. 6, 2010: Rep. Ryan joins U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to Announce Green Jobs Grants for Ohio
(Washington, DC/Warren, OH) This morning, U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) will join U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in the announcement of $100 million in energy partnership training grants that will be awarded in part to job training organizations in Trumbull County, Youngstown and Akron, as well as other Ohio communities. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, these green grants will support the necessary job training that will lead to high-paying jobs in a new clean economy.
“Our outstanding award recipients were selected because their proposed projects will connect workers to career pathways in green industries and occupations through diverse partnerships,” said Secretary Solis.
Congressman Ryan added, “These critical funds mark this Administration’s commitment to advancing our economy through sustainable jobs and technology, sparking a ‘green’ revolution that I believe will be led by the people and companies of the 17th District and throughout Ohio. Manufacturing is our legacy; green manufacturing is our future. We are poised to create sustainable, high-paying jobs that will catapult us to the forefront of emerging industries.”
WHO: U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
WHAT: Press teleconference to announce local green grant awards, as authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session
All media planning to call in are requested to notify the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-693-4676.
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