CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois is creating more than 1,000 new jobs, thanks to $16 million in federal funding.
“This includes training unemployed and underemployed workers for existing and new roles, some of them created as a result of COVID-19,” said Governor JB Pritzker.
People will be hired and trained as contact tracers and temperature screeners Others will be in charge of things like sanitizing buildings.
Jobs will be listed on a new government website Get Hired.
I’m proud to announce a new $16.6 million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have become unemployed in the COVID-19 pandemic – to place, train and hire nearly 1,300 people for an array of jobs in Rockford and across the state. pic.twitter.com/ArdVbjSft5
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) September 10, 2020