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April 11, 2012

Derry company wins job training grant

DERRY — A Derry company is one of seven around the state reaping job training grant rewards.

Cultural Chemistry will win a piece of more than $80,000 in state grants as part of the Job Training Fund.

The Derry company is a coaching and consulting firm aimed at helping small businesses grow productivity and positive work environments among their workers.

Gov. John Lynch announced the awards last week.

The money will go to help provide training and new skills for hundreds of workers in the selected companies.

Job training grants are aimed at keeping good jobs in New Hampshire by helping companies train their workers with new skills to compete in a changing economy.

Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund in 2007 as part of the state's economic strategy, allowing companies to train new workers or retain longtime employees.

Since then, the state has issued more than $4.3 million in grants to help train more than 12,500 New Hampshire workers.

"Ensuring we have a skilled workforce through increased job training continues to be a key to our economic success here in New Hampshire," Lynch said. "It's a smart investment in our people and our economy."

Joining Cultural Chemistry with job training awards this month are Cellular Specialties of Manchester; Absolute Resource Associates of Portsmouth; Sumner Printing in Somersworth; Jarvis Cutting Tools of Rochester; Wincove GIP Acquisition of Wolfeboro; and Stremel Manufacturing of Newport.

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