DWD receives nearly $1 million from Dislocated Worker Grant

MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development reported it has been awarded $999,000 in initial funding from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of a COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grant. The award was made last week in response to Wisconsin’s $3 million request.

The grant funds will be distributed to participating Wisconsin workforce development boards that will use the funds to create temporary jobs for laid-off workers, including self-employed individuals whose businesses have been impacted by the public health emergency.

The jobs will focus on the provision of humanitarian assistance relating to COVID-19 disaster relief efforts...


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