Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Governor Haley proposes requiring unemployed to enroll in job training
In a nod to employers, Governor Nikki Haley announced in Greenville today that she will propose to the legislature that applicants for unemployment benefits must first enroll in job training before they will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits.
“We went to Bosch’s Anderson plant today and they had a great trained workforce,” Haley said. “But the Charleston plant is suffering terribly because they can’t find workers. We have to make sure every region is covered.”
South Carolina’s No. 1 goal is to train its workforce and a program aiming to do that will be announced in the coming months, Haley said to a large group of business leaders who met at the TD Convention Center today.