$1 Million Awarded to Help Ohio Coal Workers Affected by Layoffs

The Labor Department has awarded the funding via a National Dislocated Worker Grant.

As part of a National Dislocated Worker Grant, the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded about $1 million in incremental funding to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to help workers impacted by layoffs caused by the decline of the coal industry in Ohio.

DOL announced $916,250 will be released initially, with $1,083,750 getting released later. The funding is part of the Obama administration's Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative.

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