Funds at risk for Ohio air base job training

DAYTON, OH (AP) - A federal agency has until the end of the month to award a contract worth nearly $1 million to retrain Ohio autoworkers, or else the money will be lost.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the contract was supposed to have been awarded in January, but bureaucratic delays have held it up.

The money would be used to train former autoworkers for intelligence analyst jobs at Dayton's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Labor official Rick Tincher tells the newspaper that the workers are ready to go, all they need is for the federal government to choose a contractor to train them.

He says seven workers will be trained initially, but the money could be used to create up to 50 jobs over a three-year period.

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