SECTION 1. Subsection (b) of section 2RR of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (2) the following paragraph:-
(3) To provide grants for pipeline training for unemployed persons by an employer with a job vacancy; provided that, the director shall not allocate more than 5 per cent of the annual capitalization of the fund to provide for such grants. In determining who shall receive the grants, the director shall contract with the Commonwealth Corporation to distribute the grants in a need-based, competitive process in accordance with the rules and parameters outlined in section 2WWW of chapter 29. To further support pipeline training, and to match the substantial contributions made from employers to the fund, the commonwealth shall match, dollar for dollar, any monies used for grants pursuant this paragraph.
SECTION 2. Section 14L of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (b) the following subsection:-
(c) Not later than March 1 of each year, the commissioner shall file a report in writing with the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the house and senate committees on ways and means concerning the collection of the workforce training contributions, pursuant to subsection (a), during the calendar year ending on the preceding December 31, which shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the amount collected in each quarter and the total amount collected for the year; (2) the total number of employers that contributed to the fund, and the total number of employees employed by this group of employers; and (3) the contribution rate, to the extent it differs from 0.056 per cent.
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