MI Talent Investment Agency Awarded $3.2M Grant
The Michigan Talent Investment Agency has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The $3.2 million grant will fund a two-year project to help those who have been dislocated by a reduction in retail stores and the realignment of the banking industry.
According to state data, Michigan’s retail industry has a projected overall growth for the next ten years at negative 11.1%.
The grant money will be used to train displaced retail workers in high-demand areas.
Officials contend that the program will help workers transition to high-growth opportunities and will improve Michigan’s long-term economic and workforce health.
The program will be a collaborative effort with 16 Michigan Works! offices across the state, who will help place the workers.