Grant aims to aid laid-off auto workers in Missouri, Kansas

Thursday, February 26, 2009 | 4:52 p.m. CST; updated 11:22 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 26, 2009

ST. LOUIS — The federal government is releasing a grant aimed at helping hundreds of workers laid off from automotive industry suppliers in Missouri and Kansas.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says the grant will provide skills assessment, training and help looking for jobs in new occupations.

The grant will help about 575 workers laid off from April to December last year. It was awarded to the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.

About $1 million will be given up front, and another million will be released if needed.


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