The U.S. Department of Labor is releasing a $3,330,000 National Emergency Grant increment to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to help with the clean-up and recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene, which hit Aug. 26-30, 2011, and Tropical Storm Lee, which hit Sept. 3, 2011.

The funds are being awarded in an effort to support temporary jobs in affected areas.

"Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have inflicted widespread damage on parts of Pennsylvania," says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The Labor Department's grant increment will fund assistance for recovery efforts in the communities touched by these devastating storms."

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