FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
OCTOBER 21, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
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MEDIA ADVISORY

Governor Awards Mid-South Tennessee Companies Job Training Grants
Nine Businesses Awarded Close to $154,000

NASHVILLEGovernor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley will award Modine, Teledyne Electronic Manufacturing Services, Magotteaux, TEAMLINDEN, Johnson Controls, Hubbell Power Systems, UCAR Carbon Company, The Timkin Corporation and Clark Container Inc. close to $154,000 in job training grants. A ceremony will take place on Monday, October 24, at First National Bank in Pulaski, Tennessee.

These Incumbent Worker Training Grants are several of many to be awarded to help Tennessee companies avoid downsizing and keep jobs in the state. More than $1 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in fiscal year 2004-2005 benefiting more than 6,000 Tennessee workers. The South Central Workforce Board plays a key role in awarding the grants to the companies in their eight-county area. The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development administers the Incumbent Worker Training program.

WHO:

TDLWD Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen, on behalf of Governor Bredesen and the Tennessee Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development
South Central Workforce Board

WHAT:
Nine Mid-South Companies Awarded Incumbent Worker Grants
WHEN:

Monday, October 24, 2005
Noon

WHERE:

First National Bank
206 South First Street
Pulaski, TN

(05-127)
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