Shaheen Training Costs $16k Per Job

by Fergus Cullen (fergus@ferguscullen.com)

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is taking credit for securing a job training grant based on the “success” of a prior grant that cost taxpayers $16,207.90 per job placement.

The “On-the-Job” training program is run through the federal Department of Labor and administered by the state Department of Resources and Economic Development. An initial grant of $972,474 is credited with helping 60 individuals find jobs, or more than $16,000 per job placement. The new grant is for an additional $675,314, which DRED commissioner George Bald expects will assist 50 more job seekers.

“New Hampshire was awarded the supplemental grant based on the success it has achieved in implementing the first award,” according to a Shaheen press release, which calls the program “highly underutilized.”

Author: Fergus Cullen

Fergus Cullen is a former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party (2007-2008) and an editorial page columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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  • Justin McIsaac

    Fergus, could one not argue that the 16 K will be recovered and then some if, the person receiving the training holds their job long enough?

     Also, these grants were going to go SOMEWHERE, it’s better for NH that we yield the benefits rather than another state.

  • Justin McIsaac

    Fergus, could one not argue that the 16 K will be recovered and then some if, the person receiving the training holds their job long enough?

     Also, these grants were going to go SOMEWHERE, it’s better for NH that we yield the benefits rather than another state.