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ETA News Release: [06/13/2011]
Contact Name: Gloria Della or Clarisse Young
Phone Number: (202) 693-8666 or x5051
Release Number: 11-0853-SEA

US Department of Labor announces second grant increment to continue assistance for workers laid off from Monaco Coach Corp. in Coburg, Ore.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,263,164 National Emergency Grant increment to continue services for about 1,050 workers affected by layoffs at Monaco Coach Corp. in Coburg, Ore.

"Today's release of additional funding means that former employees of Monaco Coach will continue to receive case management and training services to help them better compete for new jobs," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

This increment, awarded to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, will continue the delivery of re-employment and retraining services to eligible workers.

On Oct. 21, 2009, a grant was approved for up to $3,319,088, with $1,659,293 released initially, to serve workers affected by the closure of Monaco Coach Corp. This second increment brings the total made available to date to $2,922,457.

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/.