Back to Work: Opportunities in interpreter training, food processing, and health care

What's happening around the country to help people back into jobs

Efforts continue around the country to get people back to work or onto new pathways.

Where are the most promising opportunities in your state? We’re always looking, and this week we’ve found five stories we’d like to share, among them jobhunting access for people in a rural Arizona county and job training for immigrant women in Massachusetts.

In other states, transportation, logistics, construction, and cybersecurity are some of the industries looking to hire.

From Arizona: reports two organizations are collaborating to better connect job seekers in rural Pinal County to local businesses. The area is expected to see significant population and job growth over the next 10 years.

From Colorado: The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports the cybersecurity program at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs has been approved as a registered apprenticeship program by the U.S. Department of Labor.

From Idaho: KMVT reports College of Southern Idaho is offering free workforce training classes in areas including food processing and manufacturing, construction, and health care. Classes range from one day to four weeks and will be funded through January of next year.

From Massachusetts: Dorchester Reporter reports a local nonprofit has received funding to continue training low-income, bilingual immigrant women to become medical interpreters.

From Missouri: Kansas City Business Journal reports a trucking company that ships frozen foods is opening a facility in Butler, creating 60 new jobs.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.