Cape Cod Companies Share in State-Provided Employment Grant

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

HYANNIS – A grant designed to spur employment in the state was recently made by the Baker Administration.

More than 100 companies across the Commonwealth, including several on Cape Cod, were awarded a portion of $11.9 million as the state celebrates October as manufacturing month.

Baker said the money will spur the training of nearly 7,000 workers and create more than 1,000 new jobs in the state.

“The evolving manufacturing sector and new, innovative technology continues to provide successful careers for Massachusetts’ workforce to support their families,” said Baker.

Local companies receiving money include:

Pocasset

Global Interconnect, Inc. was awarded $31,800 to train 9 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected to be added by 2019.

Sandwich

Cape Medical Supply, Inc. was awarded $50,385 to train 64 workers; 13 additional jobs are expected to be added by 2019.

Chatham

Chatham Sheet Metal was awarded $60,000 to train 32 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected to be added by 2019.

Fairhaven

Nye Lubricants was awarded $59,150 to train 28 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected to be added by 2019.

Plymouth

Mamma Mia’s / Carmela’s Restaurants was awarded $237,170 to train 50 workers; 33 additional jobs are expected to be added by 2019.

Richards Micro Tool, LLC was awarded $99,800 to train 48 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected to be added by 2019.

“We are excited to see these funds put to work creating over 1,000 new jobs and providing additional manufacturing skills to 7,000 workers that spur personal and economic growth for our families and communities,” said the governor.

“This program is a highly effective catalyst for job creation in manufacturing and we look forward to the growth in skills and success for these 121 companies and their employees,” saidLieutenant Governor Karen Polito.

Since the beginning of theBaker-Polito Administration,the Workforce Training Fund has awarded more than 400 grants totaling over $43 million to train more than 31,000 workers from over 600 different Massachusetts businesses.

This is expected to result in over 3,700 new jobs.

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