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Gold LEAF initiative helps job-seekers

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Grants are available to nonprofit and government entities that assist working-age adults facing barriers when looking for work.

The grants are funded through Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work, a $5 million initiative by the Golden LEAF Foundation, according to a news release.

The program is Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work.

“Even though North Carolina is seeing low unemployment and high job growth, certain skilled jobs are harder to fill because many available workers face barriers to employment,” the release said.

By 2030, about 67% of jobs in the state will require some type of degree or certification, according to the release. Less than half of those ages 25-44 in the state have such credentials.

The grants are available to established nonprofits or government agencies that have at least three years’ experience helping people facing employment hurdles to find work, the release said.

The deadline for applications is noon on March 6. To apply go to www.goldenleaf.org/grant-seek ers/golden-leaf-opportuni ties-for-work.