Bill Encourages On-the-Job Training

Jun 08, 2010

By Neil Ridley

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Thad Cochran on June 7 introduced legislation to encourage greater use of on-the-job training strategies as the economy begins to recover.

The proposed On-the-Job Training Act of 2010 authorizes the U.S. Department of Labor to issue grants under the Workforce Investment Act to increase training opportunities for unemployed adults and laid-off workers. Additional incentives are available for small businesses and companies that hire and train disadvantaged workers.

On-the-job training programs encourage increased hiring by reimbursing some of the expenses incurred by companies that agree to hire and train workers. For more information about on-the job training and other strategies that combine work and learning, see the CLASP policy brief, Earning and Learning: Options under the Workforce Investment Act

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