Grant to help DHL jobless

West Union People's Defender

WILMINGTON - A $3.87 million National Emergency Grant was approved Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist displaced workers at the DHL Air Park in Wilmington.

"This $3.9 million grant will provide re-employment services including career counseling, education and skills training to help these Ohio workers find new jobs," said Elaine L. Chao, secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

Chao said the grant, awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, will provide workers with the full array of dislocated worker services that may include skills assessment, individual career counseling, education and occupational skills training. Training will be offered through individual training accounts to help affected workers secure new jobs.

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