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Valley slated to get some of $100 million for 'green' jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Mahoning and Trumbull counties are among the areas designated to receive federal money to train workers for environmentally-friendly jobs.

Congressman Tim Ryan and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis held a telconference Wednesday morning to announce $100 million in energy partnership training grants.

The grants will be used for job training across the state, including Trumbull county, Youngstown and Akron.

Solis said she believes the grants will help workers find high-paying jobs.

"Our outstanding award recipients were selected because their proposed projects will connect workers to career pathways in green industries and occupations through diverse partnerships," Solis said in a news release.

Ryan said 'green' jobs are the future for areas like Youngstown, whose economies have lagged behind the nation.

"These critical funds mark this administration's commitment to advancing our economy through sustainable jobs and technology, sparking a 'green' revolution that I believe will be led by the people and companies of the 17th district and throughout Ohio. Manufacturing is our legacy; green manufacturing is our future," Ryan said in the release.

Money for the grants is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly referred to as stimulus money.

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