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$2M grant to aid Goodyear workers with employment-related services

$2M grant to aid Goodyear workers with employment-related services

The Messenger 06.21.12

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $2,118,609 National Emergency Grant increment to provide employment-related services to more than 960 workers impacted by last year’s shutdown of Union City’s Goodyear plant.
“When a large employer closes its doors, it impacts not just employees but the entire community,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “The additional federal funds announced today will help Union City continue to recover from the closure of the Goodyear facility by providing job training and placement services so these dislocated workers can obtain new jobs in growing local industries.”
On Nov. 7, 2011, the Labor Department awarded a grant to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development for up to $3,448,259, with $1,329,650 released initially, to serve about 850 workers. The increment announced earlier this week completes the total amount of funding and serves additional workers.
National Emergency Grants are part of the secretary of labor’s discretionary fund and are awarded based on a state’s ability to meet specific guidelines.
For more information about the grant, go to http://www.doleta.gov/NEG/.

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