1. Springfield housing agencies and Regional Employment Board combine forces to bring job training to low-income city residents

    Springfield housing agencies and Regional Employment Board combine forces to bring job training to low-income city residents

    The city, in a partnership with the Springfield Housing Authority and the Regional Employment Board, has launched a program to provide increased job training for low-income city residents.

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    1. We are hoping to get more opportunities out there to residents and to get the knowledge out to them.
    2. The existence of a Section 3 coordinator will improve the ability of the city and SHA to ensure that local low-income individuals and the businesses that employ them receive HUD contracts and opportunities.
    3. Due to the circumstances of their lives, including lack of education and job training, many public housing residents, and low-income people in the community, in general, have a very difficult time accessing employment and contracting opportunities that the SHA makes available.
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