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The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (EDD) Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board has approved grants to train 232 New Mexico workers (230 trainees and two interns) – including more than 150 in Las Cruces, Mesilla Park and Deming – EDD Sec. Alicia J. Keyes said in a news release.
The JTIP grants total $1.77 million and will support training at 11 companies, including cheese manufacturing in Las Cruces, pecan farming in Mesilla Park and winemaking in Deming.
Funds have been approved for the following companies:
At its Feb. 16 regular meeting, the Las Cruces City Council passed a resolution “declaring the city’s intent to issue taxable industrial revenue bonds of up to $13.5 million for the purpose of inducing Saputo Cheese USA, Inc., to expand its operations by purchasing additional equipment at the City’s West Mesa Industrial Park,” the city said in a news release, adding that Saputo Cheese purchased F&A Dairy in 2018.
Average trainee salary: $28.58; total funding amount is $102,955.12. Visit https://worthingtonpecanfarm.com/.
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla in Las Cruces. Average trainee salary: $15.50; total funding amount is $10,230.00. Visit https://lescombeswinery.com/.