Illinois lawmakers OK additional money for job training
Job training funds approved
Illinois lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would infuse $5.7 million into underfunded job training programs.
“The additional funding will be used to meet previous commitments made to companies as part of their incentive packages to train their workers,” Marcelyn Love, a spokeswoman for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, wrote in an email.
Last year, legislators reprimanded the agency for lack of accountability and moved control of its $6.75 million in training funds to five private entities.