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January 01. 2014 8:04PM

9 companies receive job-training grants

CONCORD — Nine companies will receive job training grants totaling $104,631 from the New Hampshire Job Training Fund in the latest round of funding for the program, which is designed to improve job skills in the state’s work force.

The nine companies contributed matching funds, bringing the total funds for training 223 workers in new skills to $209,263.

The largest grant goes to Osram Sylvania Specialty Products of Hillsborough, which will receive $42,077 to train 167 employees in electrical safety, robotics, vision inspection training, emergency response, database management and other courses using 13 different providers.

Yankee Thermal Imaging of Rochester will get $17,336 to help nine employees develop skills in construction and human resource management.

Cirtronics Corp. of Milford will receive up to $13,275 for sales training from Sandler Sales Training of Manchester for 10 employees.

Ridgeview Construction of Deerfield will receive $8,430 to train nine employees in a variety of programs, including managerial and human resource skills and efficient-energy construction.

A grant of $7,627 will be awarded to Burndy of Manchester to train eight employees in human resource management at Manchester Community College.

Portsmouth-based Next Level Now Inc. got $4,222 for training four employees in human resources and project management.

Conductive Compounds of Hudson will receive $5,250 to train six employees in new software.

Nashua’s J. Lawrence Hall Co. was awarded $3,442 to provide HVAC training for up to six employees.

Cultural Chemistry of Manchester got $2,970 to train four employees in payroll and human resource management.

The Job Training Fund has awarded $6.6 million since its inception in October 2007, with employers contributing an additional $9.2 million.

More than 19,784 New Hampshire workers have benefited from the program, managed by the Department of Resources and Economic Development. Companies interested in applying to the Job Training Fund should go to

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