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Community Development and Job Training
Job Training: Adult and Dislocated Workers

 Total Federal Funding: $1.75 billion
 Estimated N.C. Funding: $31.7 million (NC Department of Commerce)
 Estimated Local Funding: Through June 20, 2011 for Charlotte-Mecklenburg:
$678,859 (adult worker)
$1,606,853 (dislocated worker)
 Administering Agency: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board 
 Overview: Funds can be used to provide job search and placement assistance including career counseling; assessment of skills and needs; and training from eligible providers such as community colleges and universities.
The City will expand its programs with the JobLink Career Center to handle the increased volume of adult and dislocated workers and will contract directly with Central Piedmont Community College to assist in the delivery of job training services to citizens.
 Eligibility: Adult: Low-income adults 18 years of age or older; and a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
Dislocated Workers: 18 years of age or older; and a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.; and meet one of the following criteria:
  • Unemployed due to a plant closure within the last two years (including pending closures)
  • Unemployed due to a lay off within the past two years or received a notice of layoff, and is unlikely to return to his/her previous occupation
  • Self-employed but business has failed
  • Displaced homemaker
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 Contact Information: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board
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