Spotlight

Leirion Gaylor Baird, Mayor (Lincoln, NE)

IDEA CATAGORY: Jobs and Entrepreneurship

Job Training for Struggling Workers

As her city of Lincoln, NE recovers from the effects of the pandemic, NewDEAL Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced new competitive grant funding for job training programs to help low-wage workers who are struggling to get back to work. Funded with American Rescue Plan dollars from the city and the county, the grants are open to higher education institutions, public-private partnerships, and nonprofits offering programs for workforce development. Read more about the grants, which Mayor Gaylor Baird hopes will build “new skills to prepare [workers] to compete in the job market and fulfill the needs of employers big and small”.