Twin Cities Rise Job Training Program Gets $1.5M
A Twin Cities jobs program that provides long-term job training for the hard-to-employ is getting some major funding.
The U.S. Department of Labor is giving Twin Cities Rise $1.5 million. The program helps women with a criminal past or addiction get jobs and get back on their feet.
About 1,500 people enroll in the program every year, and it's a pay-for-performance program: once someone gets a job paying at least $20,000, Twin Cities Rise gets $9,000 back from the state. Minnesota has enjoyed a 670 percent return on it's investment in the form of increased taxes and reduced public assistance.
Eight other nonprofits are also getting grants.