Scott Wants To Double Florida Job Training Program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott wants to double funding for Florida’s “quick response” job training program.

Scott urged lawmakers to increase the program’s annual budget to $12 million on Tuesday in Jacksonville, where he visited the headquarters of a recently merged grocery company.

Jacksonville-based Winn-Dixie last year combined with Bi-Lo, another chain headquartered in Greenville, S.C.

Scott said the program that tailors training to the needs of employers helped Florida land the merged company’s headquarters.

The new Bi Low & Winn-Dixie is worth $500 million with 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees. It’s the nation’s ninth largest supermarket chain.

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