BOSTON – Abington Bank and J. Calnan & Associates of Quincy were recently listed among 95 Massachusetts employers that will be receiving funding through the state’s Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development to promote job training and job creation.

Through the Workforce Training Fund Program, J. Calnan & Associates will receive $194,000 to train 102 workers, as well as create 11 additional jobs by 2023.

Abington Bank is receiving funds as part of a consortium of banks including Easthampton Savings Bank and Hometown Bank of Millbury. The three banks were awarded $150,470 to train 295 workers and create 5 additional jobs by 2023.

Funded by Massachusetts employers via contributions made to unemployment insurance, the Workforce Training Fund helps companies improve productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to invest in the Massachusetts workforce. In partnership with EOLWD, Commonwealth Corporation reviews and awards training grants of up to $250,000 to Massachusetts businesses.

“This is a significant round of grant awards that will positively impact career pathways for more than 5,500 workers across the Commonwealth,” said Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta. “Our regional workforce strategy is rapidly growing as we continue to collaborate with business, training, and community partners. Additional grant opportunities are available now and I encourage others to participate.”

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