Senator Bruno proposes new job-training fund

Senate Majority Leader Bruno proposed a new, more flexible job-training program that would answer employers' requests for skills and technology training, as one of four steps to encourage economic growth across the state.

The proposed Employee Readiness Act of 1999 would provide private-sector retraining to take advantage of new production processes and new technologies so businesses, particularly manufacturers, can stay competitive. It would be funded at $100 million, including an unspecified amount of private investment.

The program would consolidate and streamline the state's existing job-training system, Senator Bruno said. Such steps, along with increased funding for job training, are among The Business Council's top priorities for 1999.

The Senator's proposals also include:

Click here for Senator Bruno's proposal.

January 27, 1999