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ETA News Release: [03/07/2011]
Contact Name: Lina Garcia or Dave Roberts
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x5945
Release Number: 11-0289-SEA

US Department of Labor announces grant increment to continue training and re-employment services for Idaho workers affected by electronics industry layoffs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,288,296 National Emergency Grant increment to continue providing re-employment and retraining services to about 1,000 workers affected by layoffs at Micron Technology Inc. located in Boise, Idaho.

"Layoffs are traumatic events, but the Department of Labor is committed to helping workers get back to work and back on their feet," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "I am pleased that this supplemental funding will help those already benefitting from employment and training services to continue preparing for good jobs in growing industries."

On Dec. 31, 2009, the department approved a grant for up to $2,398,800, with $1,110,504 released initially, to assist workers affected by layoffs at Micron Technology Inc. This second and final increment, awarded to the Idaho Department of Labor, will continue services for this group of 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, visit http://www.doleta.gov/NEG/.