Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board assists companies with cost-effective training via $100,000 grant
Food processing companies located in Greater Hazleton and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania enjoy many benefits by operating their businesses in a region that places a prime focus on the food processing industry. These benefits include access to a Food Industry Partnership organized by the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board (L/S WIB) utilizing available grant money that assists with the cost of employee training programs. The L/S WIB recently received another $100,000 Food Processing Industry Partnership grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Any company that is a member of the Food Processing Industry Partnership can utilize this grant money, which can pay for 65% of employee training costs. Additionally, industry partnership members can combine to form a consortium of employees from multiple companies for a training session to further reduce the costs of employee training.