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News Brief

Funds awarded to help more than 260 paper industry workers affected by industry layoffs in Maine

State: Maine

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant

Supplemental Amount Released: $336,233

Initial Award Amount Released: $284,879

Funding Awarded to: Maine Department of Labor

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 262

Use of Funds: The funding of this National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) supplemental award will provide for the continuation of reemployment services to workers affected by paper industry layoffs in the Maine counties of Hancock and Penobscot in 2014. This grant was initially approved on August 11, 2014, awarding $284,879 to the Maine Department of Labor for a project that currently provides reemployment services to about 262 workers affected by these layoffs. All of the workers targeted for NDWG services have been certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). This dual enrollment project provides these TAA-certified workers with access to "wrap around" and supportive services that are not available through the TAA program.

ETA News Brief: [09/10/2015]
Contact Name: Joe Versen
Phone Number: (202) 693-4696
Email:
Versen.Joseph.H@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-1767-BOS