The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a $3.87 million grant to pay for job-retraining services for employees of DHL's U.S. freight hub at Wilmington who will lose their jobs when DHL shifts that work to United Parcel Service, Ohio officials said Thursday, Nov. 20.

The money from what is called a national emergency grant could be available to eligible employees in the next two to three weeks through county employment service offices or "transition centers" across southwest Ohio, state officials said.

"These are critical funds at a critical time," Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said. "Having said that, there's still much more that needs to be done."

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