Employment increased by 638,000 jobs last month, but the country is down about 11 million jobs since February. The unemployment rate in October saw a decline to 6.9% from September’s rate of 7.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

WorkingNation is always looking for employment and training opportunities around the country. Here’s what we recently found.

From Alaska: Solar Power World reports the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund has granted funds to tribal communities, including two in Alaska, that will provide hands-on training for clean-economy jobs.

From Florida: WKMG News 6 reports a $5 million federal grant will fund a program to help recovering addicts access job training, while continuing to receive recovery and support services.

From Georgia: The Newnan Times-Herald reports the Technical College System of Georgia has received more federal funding to help those who have lost jobs learn new skills.

From Maine: AP News reports rural Maine businesses and startups to get help through a loan program.

From Nebraska: Business Wire reports a new Amazon fulfillment center in Papillion, Nebraska will create 1,000 new jobs.

From North Carolina: Area Development reports Pratt & Whitney is bringing a new high-tech turbine airfoil production facility to Asheville, leading to the creation of 800 jobs.

From Oklahoma: EIN Presswire reports Oklahoma energy industry partners with education sector to develop energy’s next generation workforce.

From Tennessee: Daily Herald reports Columbia State Community College launches its seven-week lineworker academy.

October 26: Jobs are local. What’s happening in your state?
October 12: Need a job? States around the country are pushing to get people back into the workforce
October 5: Looking for a new job? These states have opportunities
September 30: Looking for a path to a new job?
September 14: 8 programs addressing the highest unemployment rates in the U.S.
August 31: Need a job? Here are 8 programs that might help
August 24: Seeking work? Here are 8 states trying to get you back on the job
August 17: Unemployed? Here is how 8 more states are trying to get you back to work
August 10: Looking for work? Here are 8 ways 8 states are trying to help

We’ll keep looking, so check back for more stories from around the country.

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