The Cape Girardeau County Commission Will Assist in funding a Technology Training Program

Thousands of residents in Cape Girardeau County lost their current jobs either for a short time or permanently because of the coronavirus, but several of them have been rehired or they have found new employment. Some of these individuals could be eligible for the new dislocated worker training programs. Members of the Cape Girardeau County Commission recently approved a $285,000 allocation from the county’s CARES Act fund to be utilized by Codefi, which is a Cape Girardeau-based tech development organization, to produce and supply software-engineering and business-startup-training programs for dislocated workers that are dealing with hard times because of either business or employment interruptions because of businesses closing CARES stands for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security and the program is a federal relief program with the goal of providing funding to organizations and businesses along with other entities that were affected in any way because of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Officials say this funding will be utilized to train workers who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Officials also say the training that is funded by the grant will only be available to citizens who reside in the county who can certify their joblessness or underemployment was related to COVID 19

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