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DSHS receives federal grant to help older state residents

Washingtonians navigate post-coronavirus economy


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 10:50am

OLYMPIA - The Department of Social and Health Services received a federal grant of nearly $890,000 to provide work-based job training for low-income, unemployed older Washingtonians. This grant will help prepare hundreds of older adults in Washington state for a post-COVID-19 economy.

DSHS will use the money to provide remote training opportunities and job preparation and coaching. Training will focus on gaining and retaining employment, digital literacy and technical training skills to prepare participants to return to the workforce.

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