Ricketts unveils new food stamp employment initiative

By July 17, 2017Uncategorized

Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday unveiled a new initiative designed to help reduce the number of Nebraskans relying on food assistance while improving their lives with enhanced employment opportunities.

Twenty-seven families in Grand Island have participated in a pilot project and 14 have improved their employment income and benefits with a better job, Health and Human Services Director Courtney Phillips said.

“We want people to be able to live better lives,” Ricketts said during a news conference. “We want to help connect Nebraskans with better jobs.”

Phillips and State Labor Commissioner John Albin joined Ricketts at the news conference to outline their collaborative effort to help participants in the state’s supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), better known as the food stamp program, transition into new or better jobs.

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