S.777 - SECTORS Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 04/01/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||04/01/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.777 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/01/2009)
Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success Act of 2009 or the SECTORS Act of 2009 - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require the Secretary of Labor to award competitive industry or sector partnership grants to eligible entities to develop strategies that: (1) encourage growth and competitiveness through work with employers within a targeted industry cluster; (2) help workers move toward economic self-sufficiency and ensure that they have access to supportive services; (3) address the needs of firms with limited human resources or in-house training capacity, including small- and medium-sized firms; and (4) coordinate with entities that carry out state and local workforce investment, education, and economic development activities.
Requires federal agency coordination with the Secretary in carrying out such program.