U.S. Department of Labor announces nearly $860,000 grant to assist Floridians affected by manufacturing industry layoffs

(USDOL) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an $859,829 grant to assist approximately 464 Florida workers affected by manufacturing layoffs at 12 companies within Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.

"Across a variety of sectors, manufacturing in this three-county area has been hit hard in recent months," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Brent R. Orrell. "This grant will aid in retraining affected workers, and help them find new and challenging work in other fields." More...