The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding an increment of its National Emergency Grant of $448,197 to provide re-employment services for approximately 713 workers who were laid off at Electrolux in Jefferson and Webster City, Iowa, as well as three of its suppliers in Webster City and Ames, Iowa.

"Any time a major employer shuts its doors, communities suffer," says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The additional federal funding announced today will help support these workers and their community by providing continued training and job placement assistance."

The grant, which is being distributed to the Iowa Workforce Development, will provide eligible workers with access to training and support along with other services they may receive because of their eligibility for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits.

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