State and Local Workforce Activities
(June 11, 2013)
Department Awards Grant to Assist Minnesota Workers Impacted by Layoffs
The Department of Labor has announced a National Emergency Grant totaling $838,390 to assist about 200 workers affected by layoffs at the headquarter offices of SUPERVALU located in Eden Prairie and Stillwater, Minnesota.
Awarded to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the grant will be operated by HIRED. HIRED is a workforce development organization in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area that has 16 offices to provide employment services to the community. Under the grant, affected workers will have access to dislocated worker services, such as individual career counseling, skills assessment, skill upgrades, occupational skills training and job search assistance.