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News Brief

Massachusetts workers affected by layoffs in the Merrimack Valley manufacturing industry helped by $808K in reemployment grant

State: Massachusetts

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant

Total Amount Approved: $1,968,992

Initial Award Amount: $808,693

Awarded to: Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 150

Use of Funds: The funding of this National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) will provide reemployment services to individuals impacted by layoffs from three northern Massachusetts companies located in the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Area. The layoffs occurred between April and September 2015 as the area's manufacturing economy has been slow to recover from the significant impact of the 2008 recession. The NDWG was approved for up to $1,968,992, with $808,693 to be released initially.

ETA News Brief: [09/29/2015]
Contact Name: Joe Versen
Phone Number: (202) 693-4696
Email:
Versen.Joseph.H@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-1929-BOS