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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces job training program which provides hiring incentives

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CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced a new training program to prepare people for construction jobs.

Quinn made the announcement at Dawson Technical Institute in Chicago Thursday.

The Employ Illinois program is being offered through the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway. Quinn says the program links job seekers with training. It pays $15 an hour to contractors for each program graduate put to work.

Projects using the program include the Circle Interchange in Chicago and on Roosevelt Road in Broadview.

The announcement came the state Department of Employment Security released preliminary numbers showing Illinois' employment rate has dropped to 7.1 percent in June — down from 7.5 percent in May.

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