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(July 1, 2014)
Department of Labor Awards Grant to Assist Dislocated Workers in Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,064,034 grant to assist approximately 148 workers affected by layoffs at Haemonetics Corp., located in Braintree, Massachusetts.

This grant, awarded to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, will provide assistance to these workers in conjunction with the services they will receive due to their eligibility for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits. All of the affected workers have been certified as eligible for TAA. This dual enrollment project will provide these workers with access to the full range of services - including career assessments, case management, job development and placement services - available for dislocated workers.

The Brockton Career Works and the South Shore Career Centers will manage the provision of re-employment services to the affected workers in the immediate vicinity of the Haemonetics plant. In addition to these locations, vouchers will be available to permit these individuals to access services at an American Job Center within close proximity to their homes.

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