AKRON, Ohio - A mandated upgrade to Akron's sewer system will bring about 50 new jobs to the city of Akron.
Mayor Don Plusquellic announced the city will offer free training to residents to help fill those jobs.
Those interested will be trained to operate a truck and earn a required commercial driver's license. The training will be free as long as participants work for the city, at least 90 days, the following year.
"My opinion is, we have helped residents even if they can't get into the city," Plusquellic said. "They will have a marketable skill and be able to take that CDL license and get a job, even if it is with a private sector company."
Applications for the training classes will be available next week on the city's website , at the Akron Urban League and at the cities Community Learning Centers.
The mayor also said the trainees will qualify for some temporary, seasonal jobs, like driving a snow plow.
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