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State offers 50% match funding for retail employee training

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According to research conducted nationally on frontline employees, advancing the careers of frontline workers contributes to a more productive and loyal workforce that boosts their bottom line.

The good news is that retail employers can access Customized Training Program and Job Skills Program with up to 50% match for employee training and development.

The Washington State Board administers these programs for Community and Technical Colleges. Preferences are for job creation/retention, small businesses, and underserved populations/areas.

Free consultation to assess your needs and apply for grants are available. Retail employers who wish to use RISE Up for entry-level or upskilling frontline workers may qualify for these state funds.

Grant applications are now open for training programs to start by October 1, 2021. The next quarterly application due date is August 31, 2021. Don’t hesitate to contact the consultants listed below who specialize in working with retail employers.

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