Vt. group gets $2.8m to help seniors find jobs
MONTPELIER, Vt.—A $2.8 million federal grant is going to be used to help older Vermonters find jobs.
The St. Albans-based Vermont Associates for Training and Development, which provides training and employment services to low-income Vermonters, will use the U.S. Department of Labor grant to place participants in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals.
The assignments will be used as a bridge to un-subsidized employment.
The grant was announced by the three members of the Vermont congressional delegation.
The money comes through the Older Americans Act's Senior Community Service Employment Program, which helps train and place in jobs low-income Vermonters aged 55 and older.