JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri is getting a $2 million award from the U.S. Labor Department for its efforts to expand the state's job training for laid-off workers.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development says Missouri is one of just four states to receive the bonus under the On-the-Job Training National Emergency Grants. The department says the money is based on Missouri's job-training progress after receiving an initial $1.3 million grant under the program last year.
The program is intended to enable businesses to provide training and jobs to people who have been unemployed for a prolonged time. Workers are able to receive training while being paid.