Tulare County workers will get job training
Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare announced Thursday that 721 Tulare County workers will receive job training under California’s Employment Training Panel program.
Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream of Tulare was awarded $99,342 to update employee job skills as a way to address out-of-state competition.
“Protecting California jobs must be a top priority, particularly at a time when other states are pulling out all the stops to lure jobs away from the Golden State,” said Conway. “Every job we keep in California means more tax dollars for the state’s coffers and less reliance on state services. I applaud Dreyer’s for investing in its workforce and strengthening our local economy by keeping jobs in Tulare County.”
Funding for the training programs comes from the Employment Training Tax paid by California employers and targets firms threatened by out-of-state and international competition. The ETP was created in 1982 and provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs.