By Sacramento Business Journal

The Sacramento Employment & Training Agency is receiving $300,000 in federal funding to support the agencyâ¿¿s on-the-job training.

Congresswoman Doris Matsui announced the award at a news conference Thursday at Beutler Corp. at McClellan Business Park. Beutler is one of several companies that will be able to hire workers as a result of the grant.

⿿This infusion of federal funds will specifically support the Sacramento businesses and projects committed to boosting the area⿿s economy, clean technology industry and creating jobs for our local work force,⿝ Matsui said in a statement.

The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.

The program subsidizes employers who are hiring workers in clean energy fields.

SETA and Beutler already have trained and employed dozens of workers in the Sacramento area to help reduce homeownersâ¿¿ energy bills, California Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas said in a statement.

And in the wake of the new home construction industry crash, the on-the-job training program also has helped to turn Beutler around and ⿿provide jobs and enriched careers⿝ for more than 90 people at the company, Beutler president Rick Wylie said in a statement.

For the first time in five years, Beutler is hiring and the business is growing.

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