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By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — The Governor’s Workforce Investment Board on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to consolidate two local boards to free up $5 million in federal funds to train those who are unemployed.
The move is opposed by Workforce Connections, the Southern Nevada workforce investment board.
The vote came after Ardell Galbreth, interim executive director of the local board, restated his opposition to the proposal, which was developed after an audit identified excessive spending by the local board on administrative costs.
Frank Woodbeck, director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said the proposal will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor for its approval by the end of the month. A decision is expected by the end of the year.
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