Hemp company among those awarded job training funds – San Francisco Chronicle

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Rosa-based hemp company is among those to benefit from over $2 million in state funds.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced the latest round of job training funds this week, saying it will cover 123 workers at 10 different businesses.

New Mexico Hemp Services will receive nearly $250,000 for 17 trainees at an average wage of $19.41 an hour. The company plans to have its operation running by the end of the year. It is hiring lab technicians, extraction chemists, storage clerks and an electrician.

As part of the Job Training Incentive Program, or JTIP, the state reimburses 50% to 75% of employee wages for classroom and on-the-job training.

The economic development agency has $10 million in JTIP money to award in fiscal year 2020.

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