Vermont to get $3.2 million to support job training programs for seniors

first_imgSTATESCSEP ALLOCATIONAlabama10,818,394Alaska2,553,380Arizona8,474,542Arkansas11,361,238California50,001,649Colorado5,919,045Connecticut6,409,440Delaware2,553,380District of Columbia3,360,134Florida34,446,010Georgia13,092,991Hawaii2,553,380Idaho2,878,354Illinois22,714,367Indiana15,285,606Iowa7,477,709Kansas5,797,794Kentucky11,070,918Louisiana10,079,713Maine3,602,911Maryland8,031,271Massachusetts12,721,542Michigan18,762,904Minnesota13,896,731Mississippi7,545,259Missouri14,120,529Montana3,641,765Nebraska4,350,782Nevada2,992,869New Hampshire2,878,354New Jersey16,499,499New Mexico3,559,193New York38,572,966North Carolina15,275,904North Dakota3,505,801Ohio25,463,073Oklahoma9,331,800Oregon8,584,789Pennsylvania31,512,615Puerto Rico8,215,203Rhode Island3,107,652South Carolina8,007,733South Dakota4,127,050Tennessee11,925,474Texas32,396,571Utah3,894,246Vermont3,204,763Virginia12,401,587Washington8,644,470West Virginia6,564,853Wisconsin14,955,255Wyoming2,878,354American Samoa1,350,956Guam1,350,956Northern Mariana Islands450,320Virgin Islands1,350,956 The U.S. Department of Labor today released $596,525,000 in funds to continue support for 74 state, territory and national grantees of the Senior Community Service Employment Program for program year 2010. Vermont will receive $3.2 million. These funds will enable income and training support for 61,900 individuals ages 55 and older, who have low incomes or are unemployed. At least 75 percent of SCSEP funds will go to provide these individuals with part-time, paid community service-based job training program opportunities throughout the country.”Older workers are an essential part of our nation’s present and an increasingly greater part of its future, but it can be difficult for this dynamic sector of our population to access good jobs,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “At the U.S. Department of Labor, we are committed to ensuring older workers have access to the training and other professional services they both need and deserve. The SCSEP program assists participants in enhancing their marketability and allows them the opportunity to further contribute to their communities.”Through this program, participants will provide more than 40 million hours of community service to public agencies and nonprofitorganizations annually. Grant awards are being made to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as 18 national nonprofit organizations. SCSEP services are available in every county in the U.S.Funds are being awarded to each state either directly or through one of the following 18 national organizations: AARP Foundation; Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores; Easter Seals Inc.; Experience Works Inc.; Goodwill Industries International Inc.; Institute for Indian Development Inc.; Mature Services Inc.; National Able Network Inc.; National Asian Pacific Center on Aging; National Caucus and Center on Black Aged Inc.; National Council on the Aging Inc.; National Indian Council on Aging Inc.; National Urban League; Quality Career Services Inc.; SER Job for Progress National Inc.; Senior Service America Inc.; Vermont Associates for Training Development Inc.; and The Work Place Inc. Source: US DOL. 6.23.2010last_img read more

PM urges fathers to take more responsibility

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Star Lager Beer Rewards Super Eagles Fans with Russia Trip

first_imgAccording to one of the winners, Ochei Chidinma from Anambra State, “I am delighted to be on this trip because it is everything I had hoped for and more. Star Lager has an amazing way of rewarding consumers and me coming to Russia to watch the Super Eagles live is a dream come true. I am really happy to be a part of this experience.”Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Yinka Bakare said, “Star Lager is a consumer focused brand, a listening brand and we care lot about our consumers., Giving fans an opportunity to cheer on the Super Eagles in Russia is just another way of appreciating them and giving them the total footballing experience that they deserve. As the official beer sponsor of the Super Eagles, we will continue to support this great team and keep rewarding the fans with amazing experiences even in the days ahead.”Star Lager beer has been a strong supporter of the Eagles all through the Russian experience, and also during the three group games played against Croatia, Iceland and Argentina. The brand has also been providing special football and music experiences for fans with Star Fan Parks that were activated across the country during the friendly matches at the state of the art Super Eagles dome.As the official beer of Super Eagles, Star Lager also recently launched special edition bottles which pay homage to the national team of Nigeria, while also bearing surprise gifts and rewards for fans through the United We Shine Millionaires Promotion, a nationwide consumer activation which kicked off at the start of the Russia games and will extend into the middle of August.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Star Lager, the official beer brand of the Super Eagles, selected five lucky fans to cheer on the Nigerian national team in Russia. The fans, who were chosen from a series of raffle draws at Star activations in different states across Nigeria, got to witness the final group D game between Argentina and Nigeria.While on the all-expense paid trip, fans were treated to various memorable experiences including visiting the Vodka museum and Saint Isaac’s cathedral, while also getting to meet the legendary Victor Ikpeba who was also in Russia to cheer the team.The trip to Russia winners experienced the match live in the VIP section of Krestovsky stadium and got to share an experience of a lifetime with thousands of other football fans from across the world.last_img read more

TOUCHLINE: Louis van Gaal’s philosophy unmasked?

first_imgAre Man United a worst team now than when Louis van Gaal joined?That’s a question that will draw pretty dissenting views from United Fans, But here are the hard facts .United spent £250 million and can’t qualify from a shocking Champions’ League group?Check the list of players who have left the club , “Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Adnan Januzaj and Danny Welbeck just to mention a few..Aren’t they proving they are better than the current pack?But before you rip into the Van Gaal, remember that brought champions league football to the Club in the least and United are currently 3 points behind leaders Leicester.That was the cake for this week’s edition of Touchline. Click link to watch  the fast paced  Video podcast anchored by JOY Sports George Addo.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more