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County gets $25 million to train health workers
San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego County will receive $5 million annually over the next five years, for a total of $25 million, from the federal government to help poor people receive training to land jobs in the health-care industry, county officials said Tuesday.

With health care reform extending insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of county residents, the grant will help fill openings expected at hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, dental centers, medical laboratories and other health facilities, said Nick Macchione, director of the county’s Health and Human Services Agency.