New Mexico – New Mexico will use about $685,400 in federal economic stimulus money to help train older workers for new jobs.
Gov. Bill Richardson announced the federal assistance Thursday and says it should provide on-the-job training for about 110 low-income New Mexicans who are 55 years or older.
The state Aging and Long-Term Services Department, Goodwill Industries Inc. and the New Mexico-based National Indian Council on Aging will share in the federal money and provide the job training.
The department also operates a center in Santa Fe to help workers age 50 and older with job searches, computer training and writing resumes.
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