Workforce Board Secures $500,000 Grant


The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board has sought and received a $500,000 Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant to provide on-the-job training for local dislocated workers in the process of securing new positions at CSL Behring Kankakee. The funds are provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and funded under the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act.

The grant funds provide up to 50 percent salary reimbursement during initial CSL employee training for those individuals who have been laid off from Bunge, Peddinghaus, Space Center, Kmart or other local industries. The funding will help individuals who have been laid off receive the skills necessary for successful employment in the high-demand pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. 

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