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Goodwill of North Georgia awarded $1.2M for ex-offender job program
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Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $1.2 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program helping young adult ex-offenders find employment. The labor department announced $72.8 million in grant funds for 32 programs that help people who "face a variety of challenges" when returning to the workforce. "These grants give organizations the opportunity to develop new models with a focus on assisting communities with high poverty and crime rates in planning and implementing comprehensive re-entry programs for justice-involved young adults ages 18-24 and adults age 25 and older," according to the labor department's news release.