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Unusual alliance backs job training

A coalition of unlikely allies in business and labor is pushing the state to spend $5 million for a worker retraining program to help the unemployed find work and those with jobs to learn additional skills.

The Workforce Solutions Group, which includes the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and others, wants the money to go into the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, which trains people for specific jobs, such as machinists or airplane mechanics.

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