Bangor Savings Bank employees Lisa Duguay and Stacie Gould recently presented a $2,500 check to the Somerset Economic Development Corporation.

“This grant awarded from the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to the Somerset Economic Development Corporation signifies our commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. This grant will help fund a WorkReady Plus Program,” Lisa Duguay, vice president and regional market manager, said in a BSB news release.

The corporation is an economic development organization that seeks to improve the quality of life and economic condition of residents in Somerset County. The WorkReady Plus Program seeks to help residents and seasoned workers who have been displaced from the workforce, have limited job experience or have been frequently unemployed. Participants will receive assistance with career planning and job searching, and have the opportunity to develop basic work, computer, communication and teamwork skills.

“The WorkReady Plus courses are a great opportunity for individuals looking to re-enter the workforce and develop the skills necessary to succeed. It is an honor to play a role in the growth of the Somerset Economic Development Corporation’s WorkReady Plus Program and their overall goal to see our economy and community thrive.” Stacie Gould, Skowhegan branch manager, said in the release.

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