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Back to Work: Short-term trainings and access to opportunity

Take a look at workforce findings from around the country

WorkingNation is always searching for job and training pathways. This week, we share opportunities in Arkansas, Hawaii, Maine, Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

From Arkansas: Business Facilities reports manufacturer – Systems Group – is expanding its El Dorado facility and creating 60 new jobs.

From Hawaii: University of Hawaii News reports free short-term trainings in health care, technology and skilled trades are being offered through the UH community college system.

From Maine: Bangor Daily News reports a free, eight-week, commercial truck driving course is now available at Eastern Maine Community College to help alleviate the driver shortage in the area.

From Virgin Islands: The St. Thomas Source reports the Small Business Administration has announced the launch of a training for small business leaders.

From Washington, D.C.: DCist reports an initiative that pairs 200 people considered high risk for involvement in gun violence with a specialized team that can help them access city services including job training.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.