Dislocated Worker Grants available for WNC employers

Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council:

Did you know if you hire a “dislocated worker” you may be eligible for a grant to pay for up to 75% of the worker’s salary for up to six (6) months?

Southwestern  Commission and Land of Sky Regional Council have received a $7.5 million US Department of Labor grant to serve dislocated workers in Western North Carolina.  Dislocated workers are individuals who have lost their employment due to a downsizing or closure.  We have experienced several significant downsizings and closures in WNC recently, most notably the closure of the Canton paper mill.  But a dislocated worker could have been laid off from any employer in our region, large or small.  The definition of dislocated worker is broad, so it includes many other categories beyond a typical layoff.

To learn more visit National Dislocated Worker Grant of WNC.

We have less than two years to expend these funds so time is of the essence.  Reach out to us if you would like to learn more about how this grant can help your company source and train the talent you need.

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