Wells Fargo Commits $500,000 To Support Workforce Development In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Wells Fargo Senior Vice President Hugh Rowden to announce a new $500,000 workforce grant to the City of New Orleans today, at the New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Blvd., at 10:30 a.m.

         The $500,000 award will enhance the City’s ability to connect underemployed and unemployed residents to healthcare and advanced manufacturing sector careers through Mayor Landrieu’s Economic Opportunity Strategy.

         The award continues Wells Fargo’s commitment to workforce training and will specifically support African American male job seekers seeking healthcare and advanced manufacturing employment opportunities.

         The $500,000 grant will be administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation under the over-all umbrella of the NOLA for Life fund.

         Also in attendance will be Ashleigh Gardere, Executive Director, The Network for Economic Opportunity, City Councilmember James Gray, District E, Mario Garner, President & CEO, New Orleans East Hospital and participants in past and present training programs. 

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