New U.S. jobless claims filings totaled 787,000 for the week ending October 17. This figure is the lowest since mid-March. It also represents a decline from the previous week of 55,000 claims.

Jobs are local, so WorkingNation is always looking for stories addressing who is hiring or offering new career training in different states around the country. Here’s a look at some what we found recently.

From Illinois: WSIL reports aviation job training to meet future demand resulting from the expansion of Southern Illinois Airport.

From Alabama: Energy Institute of Alabama reports the state has announced a $1.5 million grant to expand skilled trades training at Bevill State Community College.

From Maryland: Technical.ly reports that due to the pandemic, 10 Baltimore programs have adjusted their offerings for tech training.

From New Mexico: Los Alamos Daily Post reports $2.6 million in federal funds will boost online education/career training for high school students.

From Ohio: The Columbus Dispatch reports JP Morgan Chase is committing $7 million to prepare young workers in underserved communities of central Ohio for jobs.

From Texas: PR Newswire reports Microsoft is collaborating with Texas on new programs and events to address the need for digital and technical skills in the workforce.

From Wyoming: Casper Star-Tribune reports 200 new call center job openings for Casper residents that can be done remotely.

From Hawaii: Pacific Business News reports the University of Hawaii teams up with the city and county of Honolulu for a $3 million job training program.

In Case You Missed Our Previous Stories:

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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