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$1.4 million in stimulus funds will train Georgia workers

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The governor said the state's Work Ready program will help build long-term sustainability of Georgia's workforce in these challenging economic times.

This week Sunny Perdue announced 29 certified Work Ready facilities.

Tara Foods in Albany was one of them.

They produce products for Kroger stores.

The company will get $50,000 dollars to train new and existing employees.

It will help companies reduce turnover and training costs and improve productivity.

"Just about every body who works here will be certified bronze silver or gold cert certificate and they allow us to determine what kind of skill the person has and what can they particularly learn," said Donald Bates, Human Resource Manager.

Four other companies in south Georgia will get the funds.

The $1.4 million the state awarded came from the federal stimulus.

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