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US Labor Department awards $4M to help transitioning military service members, spouses in Maryland find civilian employment

State: Maryland

Type of award: National Dislocated Worker Grant

Amount approved/awarded: $4,326,443

Funding awarded to: Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation of Maryland

Number of workers served: Approximately 730

Use of funds: The U.S. Department of Labor approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant award for $4,326,443 to the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation of Maryland to provide re-employment services to transitioning military service members entering civilian employment.

The project will provide services to about 730 service members and spouses stationed primarily at four Maryland military installations: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Meade, Joint Base Andrews and Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Background: Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Dislocated Worker Grants temporarily expand the service capacity of dislocated worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events that cause significant job losses. The grants generally provide resources to states and local workforce investment boards to re-employ laid-off workers quickly by offering training to increase occupational skills.

Agency
Employment & Training Administration
Date
October 4, 2016
Release Number
16-1966-NAT
Contact: Joe Versen
Phone Number