ETA News Release: [10/22/2013]
Contact Name: Jason Kuruvilla
Phone Number: (202) 693-4960
Release Number: 13-2112-BOS
Funding for workers affected by layoffs at Maine Military Authority is continued by US Labor Department
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $305,714 National Emergency Grant supplement to continue the provision of re-employment and training services for approximately 47 additional workers affected by recent layoffs at the Maine Military Authority in Limestone, Maine.
"The Labor Department's funding will assist these additional workers affected by layoffs from the Maine Military Authority to secure new employment," said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Eric M. Seleznow.
The supplemental funding, awarded to the Maine Department of Labor, will aid in the delivery of re-employment and retraining services to the affected workers. The company refurbishes vehicles, including military Humvees, other equipment and component parts.
The state was initially approved on May 10, 2011, for a $463,083 grant and $100,485 in supplemental funding on June 25, 2012. Today's supplement brings the total funds awarded for this project to $869,282.
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://doleta.gov/NEG/.