ETA News Release: [04/20/2011]
Contact Name: Lina Garcia or Dave Roberts
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x5945
Release Number: 11-0561-BOS
US Labor Department announces grant to provide training and employment services to workers affected by layoffs from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $335,400 National Emergency Grant to assist about 100 workers affected by layoffs at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., which occurred in September 2010.
"The Labor Department is committed to helping all Americans who have lost jobs through no fault of their own," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "This grant will provide training and other services to help dislocated workers prepare for good jobs in Connecticut's growing industries."
Awarded to the Connecticut Department of Labor, the grant will be operated by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board. It will provide workers assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills; vocational assessments; and training for jobs in high-growth sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, "green" energy and health care.
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/.