Five firms win N.H. job training grants

Five New Hampshire businesses have been awarded job training matching grants totaling $130,000 aimed at helping 230 workers learn new skills.Gov. John Lynch announced Monday that five companies receiving grants in February are: General Electric in Hooksett; Rapid Sheet Metal of Nashua; Sky-Scan, Inc., in Nashua; Altronics Manufacturing of Hudson; and Wiggins Airways in Manchester.The governor said that since the Job Training Fund was reinstated in late 2007, more than 8,900 workers from across New Hampshire have received training and enhanced skills through the matching grant program.Since 2007, companies from across New Hampshire have received state grants totaling more than $3 million, and the firms have contributed more than $5.4 million, bringing the total amount invested in new training for workers to over $8.6 million. — NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW<

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