NV: Sandoval pushing ahead with workforce board consolidation
By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday that he plans to move forward with the consolidation of two local workforce investment boards even though several southern Nevada officials testified in opposition to the plan during a public hearing on Monday.
Sandoval said an audit by the state Internal Audit Division showed that not enough of the U.S. Department of Labor money was going to train the unemployed in southern Nevada so they can find jobs. He said southern Nevada officials will be well represented on the state board, which would assume control of the funding if the Labor Department gives its OK.
“That wasn’t surprising,” he said of the testimony in opposition from southern Nevada officials, including Ardell Galbreth, interim executive director of the southern Nevada board called Workforce Connections. “I think everybody recognizes that that audit was conducted, and a lot of money was not getting to the people who need it the most."
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