EPA Grants Train 1,000 for Brownfields Jobs

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing Brownfields Job Training Grants to teach environmental-cleanup skills to approximately 1,000 people living in low-income neighborhoods near Brownfields sites. A total of $2.4 million will be awarded to 16 communities in 13 states, the EPA reports. To date, more than 60 percent of the workers who have completed the Brownfields training have obtained employment in the environmental field with an average hourly salary of $12.84.