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Feds award $3.1 M to Northwest for green jobs

SEATTLE, Wash. - Pacific Northwest states are getting more than $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to encourage green jobs.
     
The stimulus grants are to improve training for jobs that reduce energy use and benefit the environment, and help state employment departments improve information gathering.
     
In job training money, Alaska's Cook Inlet Tribal Council will receive more than $67,000, and $100,000 each will go to Oregon's Portland YouthBuilders and Seattle's Apprenticeship and
Nontraditional Employment for Women. Alaska's state employment agency will get $800,000, while Oregon will receive $1.25 million and Washington $1.06 million.
     
The grants are part of nearly $55 million being awarded nationwide Wednesday by the Labor Department.

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