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Grants available, particularly for high-tech job training, to address shortage of skilled workers for U.S. manufacturing jobs

Does your company have a union workforce?  If so, you’ll want to check out this opportunity.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is preparing to grant approximately $500,000 to promote best practices in labor-management cooperation as a way to improve collective bargaining and mitigate labor-management disputes.  FMCS is encouraging applications to address the shortage of skilled workers for U.S. manufacturing jobs and in other vital economic sectors. Of  special interest are applications that train for high-tech jobs that will emerge from an economy where new technologies such as artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, and Internet-based transactions are commonplace. 

Grant applications may be submitted until May 31, 2018. Application information and instructions for completing the process can be obtained online at the Agency’s Web site: www.fmcs.gov or you can contact the FMCS Grants Office at (202) 606-8181.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. The agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities. 


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