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Long Beach to receive nearly $1M to hire youth into green jobs

Long Beach to receive nearly $1M to hire youth into green jobs(By Ryan ZumMallen via LBPost.com)Earlier this week, Governor Schwarzenegger's office announced that nearly

$11 million in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment

Act would be awarded to ten California workforce organizations, and the

City of Long Beach was awarded with $935,797.“Using Recovery funds and public-private partnerships, the California Green

Jobs Corps will help 1,500 at-risk young adults realize a brighter future

while stimulating our economy and working toward a greener California,"

Schwarzenegger said in the press release.The purpose of the project is to spur the growth of green business and

promote the hiring of youth aged 16-24. In late May, Mayor Bob Foster was

one of three local mayors to announce support for a similar program run by

the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network (PGWIN). That program was

granted about $6.3 million from the Recovery Act.In this CNN Local Edition video below, PGWIN Director Bryan Rogers is

interviewed and speaks about the work being done to introduce a new

workforce to green jobs, in the midst of a challenging economy.For the very latest green job opportunities across the U.S. and globally

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