Burgum highlights progress in addressing workforce during NGA’s 2023 Summer Workforce Symposium
9 Aug 2023
Gov. Doug Burgum today highlighted progress North Dakota is making in addressing the state’s workforce challenges during the National Governors Association’s (NGA) 2023 Summer Workforce Symposium in Fargo.
The legislation included:
$66 million to support child care services as a critical component in alleviating the state’s labor shortage, with a focus on the quality, affordability and availability of child care.
$12.5 million for the Regional Workforce Impact Grant (RWIP) program, which is supporting 63 projects statewide including skilled workforce training, career exploration, expansion of career and technical education offerings, affordable housing, talent attraction, child care and more.
$12 million to expand the Find the Good Life talent attraction initiative.
$2 million for skilled workforce training, $1 million to support internships and $2 million for new American workforce training grants.