$50 Million To Towns With Shuttered Auto Plants, To Retrain For The Renewable Energy Economy

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Towns that are losing their auto manufacturing plants are being compensated with $50 million checks from the stimulus package to retrain their workers, the AP reports.

They’ll be trained in “in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors,” as well as receive ” job counseling and placement services.”

Compared to China, who’s shoveling cash to training its workers in cleantech, $50 million is sort of a pittance. We’ve got billions of dollars to spend and we’re just giving these folks enough to maybe attend a community college.

 

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