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(March 5, 2013)
Department of Labor Provides Grant Increment to Continue Aid for Massachusetts Workers Affected by Layoffs

The Department of Labor has awarded a $1,263,339 National Emergency Grant increment to continue employment-related services for more than 360 workers affected by layoffs in the commonwealth of Massachusetts from 12 companies, four of which provided staffing to the other eight.

The companies are Biogen Idec, Commercial Sheet Metal, Covidien, EDO Fiber Innovations/ITT Corp., Henkel Corp., International Power America, Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc., Unilever-Breyers Ice Cream and the staffing businesses — Aerotek, Kelly Services, Randstad and Total Technical Services.

Awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development, this funding will make possible the continuation of training and re-employment services for affected workers. Those who are also eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits will receive services under the grant that are not provided by TAA. Those who are not eligible for TAA will receive the full array of services eligible under this grant.

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