The U.S. Department of Labor is releasing a $7.2 million National Emergency Grant increment to continue providing re-employment assistance to about 3,200 Florida workers who were impacted by layoffs after the termination of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.

“For nearly 30 years, these dedicated workers provided the technical expertise to make America’s space program the greatest in the world,” says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “This federal funding will make it possible for them to continue receiving job placement assistance, skills training and other re-employment services so that they can begin new careers.”

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