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(July 31, 2014)
Department of Labor Announces Grant to Assist Laid-Off Workers in Mississippi

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $2.5 million grant to assist about 650 individuals who were laid off because of the closure of Harrah's Casino Tunica resort, located in Tunica, Mississippi.

Awarded to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, this grant will be operated by South Delta Planning and Development District Inc. It will provide the affected workers with access to reemployment services, such as career and skill assessments, job search assistance, supportive services and training.

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