ETA News Release: [06/27/2012]
Contact Name: Clarisse Young or Jason Kuruvilla
Phone Number: (202) 693-5051 or x6587
Release Number: 12-1314-BOS
US Department of Labor announces grant to assist Massachusetts workers affected by layoffs
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,697,185 grant to assist about 345 workers affected by layoffs from AdLife Healthcare LLC, Fidelity Investments, Fidelity National Information Services Inc., IAP Worldwide Services Inc., National Grid USA Service Co. Inc., Quantech Services Inc. and Sun Life Financial at locations throughout Massachusetts.
"The federal grant announced today will provide crucial job training and placement services to dislocated workers in Massachusetts," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "This assistance will help qualify and connect these workers with jobs in growing local industries."
Awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development, the grant will provide employment-related assistance, including intensive job search and support services. The layoffs began during fall 2011 and are expected to continue through fall 2012.
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. More information is available at http://www.doleta.gov/NEG/.