Thursday, March 26, 2009

City and County Receive $11.5 Million In Stimulus Money

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Energy Secretary Steven Chu were given a tour of CCAC training facilities for welding, heating and air conditioning today. They announced the release of stimulus dollars to Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh to be used for creating green jobs. Allegheny County received $8.1 million, and Pittsburgh received $3.4 million. "Green jobs" are considered to be professions that help to conserve energy, reduce a building's or a person's carbon footprint, or help conserve energy. U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle says the secretaries chose to come to Pittsburgh because of its efforts to create green jobs and collaborate with colleges such as CCAC.

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