$1M In Workforce Training Money From Entergy In LA

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Entergy Corp. says its Louisiana companies plan a $1 million investment in workforce development programs in the state.

         The contributions are coming from Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans.

         According to Entergy's Monday announcement, the recipients include the state's Economic Development agency, which will get half the money. Another agency sharing in the money is the New Orleans Re-Entry Court, which is aimed at helping convicts make the transition back into society.

         Operation Spark, a nonprofit seeking to help disadvantaged people train for software jobs, is another recipient, as are Delgado Community College, the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation and Jobs for America.

         The announcement was made at a news conference in New Orleans with Gov. John Bel Edwards, Entergy Louisiana CEO Phillip May and Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles Rice.


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