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News Brief

$1.6M in incremental funding to help Mississippi workers affected by layoffs

State: Mississippi

Type of Award: National Dislocated Worker Grant incremental

Incremental Amount Released: $1,616,969

Total Award Amount Approved: $2,500,000

Funding Awarded to: Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Number of Workers Served: Approximately 650

Use of Funds: On June 28, 2014, the department approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $2,500,000, with $883,031 released initially. This incremental grant brings the total funds awarded for this project to its fully approved amount of $2,500,000. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security will receive $1,616,969 to continue temporary employment of eligible individuals to workers affected by the closure of Harrah's Casino located in Tunica, Mississippi. Manufacturing jobs, which are on the rise in Tunica, will continue to be a sector of focus for training and employment opportunities.

ETA News Brief: [12/21/2015]
Contact Name: Joe Versen
Phone Number: (202) 4696
Email:
Versen.Joseph.H@dol.gov
Release Number: 15-2473-ATL