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DSHS gets grant to help seniors navigate post-coronavirus economy


The Department of Social and Health Services received a federal grant of nearly $890,000 to provide work-based job training for low-income, unemployed older Washingtonians. This grant will help prepare hundreds of older adults in Washington state for a post-COVID-19 economy.

DSHS will use the money to provide remote training opportunities and job preparation and coaching. Training will focus on gaining and retaining employment, digital literacy and technical training skills to prepare participants to return to the workforce.

“In addition to bearing the brunt of this public health crisis, the economic consequences of the pandemic have been dire for many older Washingtonians,” said DSHS...

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