HEADLINES : Nevada
Sandoval move would cut jobs, boost worker training funds
The Sandoval administration seeks a federal waiver to allow it to disband two state boards and direct the $5 million in savings to training programs for unemployed workers.
The move would cost 83 jobs at the two boards, which funnel federal funds to the companies and colleges that provide the training. Eighteen state jobs would be created to monitor the training programs.
The decision to end the Southern Nevada Workforce Connections Board and the Northern Local Workforce Investment Board follows a state audit in May. The audit found that because of administrative costs, 61.84 percent of the funds were going to participants in Southern Nevada, compared with 70.24 percent of the funds for Northern Nevada.
Training was provided for 26,000 people last year for culinary and other types of jobs. The state received $29.5 million from the grants.