NMEDD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Economic Development Department Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board has approved funding for 20 New Mexico companies to train 104 new employees and 24 interns, for a total of $2.5 million in May.

JTIP awarded $1.4 million to nine companies in March for an additional 61 trainees and 1 intern, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said Tuesday.

The average hourly wage for the May jobs is $31.01 with positions ranging from $17 an hour to $61 an hour.

“These companies offer careers in robotics, artificial intelligence, aeronautics medical research and more. This is economic development we need as we diversify into high-tech, high-paying jobs for New Mexicans, and it comes at a time when job

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