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Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money


ANCHORAGE – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries.

The U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes will encourage more companies to hire Alaska residents, The Alaska Public Radio Network reported. The programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction.

“We’ve gotta do everything we can, and apprenticeship just seems to provide a really good opportunity to get folks on the first ladder and beyond into these careers that are genera...

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