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Columbus State Plans To Train Laid-Off Workers

Columbus State Community College is responding to a recent spike in retail store closures by offering to train laid-off employees for new jobs. The school has created a Retail Rapid Response Team to develop programs to help more than one thousand laid-off retail workers.  The goal is to provide training options for new careers in high-demand fields. 500 dollar scholarships will also be made available. Further details about the project are on the school's website. A public presentation will be held April 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbus State's East Livingston Avenue facility. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says retail was the only major sector in February to show significant layoffs.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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