Beat the System: Grant Money for the Unemployed

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Local workers laid off from certain companies could get part of a $6 million grant to help in retraining.

Thousands have been recently let go from the businesses, listed below, and many more have been out of a job for years.

The grant is available to help those people revamp their skills.

Sacramento is among 13 counties in California to get the funding, and 832 people will be selected.

Below is a list of companies that apply:

  • Bank of America
  • California Department of Corrections
  • Campbell Soup Co.
  • City of Sacramento
  • Comcast Cable
  • First Data Government Solutions L.P.
  • Foster Farms Dairy
  • Hostess Brands Inc.
  • Microsemi Corp.
  • PennySaver
  • Raley’s Inc.
  • Sacramento City Unified School District
  • San Juan Unified School District
  • Verizon Communications Inc.
  • Volcano Corp.
  • Xyratex Ltd.

For more information, call (916) 263-4066 or visit

*Update: Employees being let go from the Sacramento Coca-Cola bottling plant are also eligible for this grant.

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