New jobless claims for the week ending January 16 came in at 900,000, according to the Department of Labor. That figure is down from the previous week’s number of 926,000. For the same time period a year ago, the number of new claims was 282,000.

WorkingNation is always looking at stories addressing how different parts of the country are trying to get unemployed people back in the workforce.

Here is some of what we found this week:

From California: Global Railway Review reports the California High-Speed Rail Authority is partnering with the Central Valley Training Center to prepare area residents to work on the construction of the high-speed rail.

From Connecticut: The Register Citizen reports that next month Northwestern Connecticut Community College will offer a free, two-week manufacturing skills training opportunity sponsored by Dymax Corporation.

From Hawaii: The Maui News reports the University of Hawaii Maui College is seeking students for its Spring 2021 certified nurse aide training cohort.

From Louisiana: KATC3 reports Amazon will open its first Louisiana fulfillment center in Carencro leading to 500 direct jobs.

From Nevada: Bicycle Retailer reports a new e-bike manufacturing facility in Las Vegas will initially create 500 to 1,000 new jobs.

From New York: Syracuse.com reports the state is providing $5 million in scholarships for low-income New Yorkers to obtain credentials for work in high-demand industries.

From Oregon: Wilsonville Spokesman reports Oregon Tech is offering training in medical lab science.

From Utah: Daily Herald reports the openings over five years of 13-15 Southern-style chicken restaurants will result in about 100 jobs per location.

In Case You Missed It:

January 11: Back to Work: Hiring and training across the country, including in the manufacturing sector
December 28: Back to Work: New jobs programs designed to help members of the military
December 21: Back to Work: Initiatives boost employment in construction, health care, alternative energy
December 14: Back to Work: The path from LPN to registered nurse
December 7: Back to Work: Opportunities include trainings, apprenticeships, and work-based learning
November 30: Back to Work: From cloud certification programs to virtual job fairs
November 23: Are you looking for your next job? Here’s a look at what is happening around the country
November 16: Trying to get back in the workforce? States are stepping up to help
November 9: Are you looking for a new job? These states are providing opportunities
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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