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June 8th, 2011
Grijalva Will Speak At JobPath, Inc. in Tucson Thursday to Celebrate $200,000 In Federal Funding for Local Job Training Program

Tucson, Ariz.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today announced that he will speak at the headquarters of JobPath, Inc. of Tucson on Thursday, June 9, to congratulate the organization on $200,000 in recently awarded federal job training funds. The money, which Grijalva requested in fiscal year 2010, is expected to provide job training and other support to 50 underserved adults in Pima County.

Grijalva has been closely connected with JobPath since its founding in 1998, when he was a Pima County Supervisor, and successfully requested $190,000 in funds for the organization in 2009.

“I look forward to thanking JobPath for helping Tucsonans find and keep good jobs, and especially look forward to meet the fine people who work there and make such a great contribution to the community,” Grijalva said. “Southern Arizona’s ongoing conversation about jobs and business development has to include job training. That’s why I was proud to request this money, and why I’m so proud to be meeting with JobPath to talk about how we can improve our economy.”

JobPath program completion rates average 90 percent, and graduates’ average wage increase is $29,200 from pre-graduation levels. JobPath was created to meet an urgent job training need identified by the Pima County Interfaith Council and business leaders based on a successful model in San Antonio.

Where: JobPath, 655 N. Alvernon Suite 205

When: 10:00 a.m. Tucson time

Contact: Melanie Nelson with JobPath at (520) 205-0875.

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