The U.S. Department of Labor is releasing a $868,974 National Emergency Grant increment to offer extended employment-related services to approximately 400 workers impacted after the closure of the Sonoco Packaging Products in Devens, Mass., as well as related layoffs by Debbie’s Staffing in Ayer, Mass., which supplied temporary workers to the Sonoco packaging center.

“The additional federal funds announced today will ensure that these dislocated workers continue to receive job training and re-employment assistance, so they may obtain jobs in growing local industries,” says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Dig Deeper


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.