New jobless claims in the U.S. rose the first week of the new year to 230,000, according to the Department of Labor. Economists had anticipated the tally for the week ending January 8 to be around 200,000. However, continuing claims dropped by more than 190,000 to just under 1.56 million.
WorkingNation is always interested in looking at what work opportunities are available around the country. This week, we share these findings.
From Alabama: FOX10 reports a new certification program will be offered through the Alabama Community College System to train 2,000 students for the state’s hospitality industry.
From Iowa: Iowa Public Radio reports the state is launching a new re-employment case management system to help Iowans more quickly find new jobs.
From New Hampshire: Seacoastonline reports a federal grant will help train a new generation of fishermen to fill the pipeline as others retire.
From New York: WBNG reports a new Broome-Tioga Workforce program will help Binghamton-area youth obtain employment.
From Oregon: Willamette Week reports the Oregon Brewers Guild is launching paid, 12-week internships for people who are historically underrepresented in the industry.
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