Fed Funds to Create 1,100 Jobs

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Fed Funds to Create 1,100 Jobs

WSYX – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that a $16.2 million National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor has been awarded to Ohio Department of Jobs of Family Services to create jobs and help the state recover from this spring’s severe storms and flooding in Southern Ohio. The funds are expected to create up to 1,144 temporary positions for Ohioans.

“This past spring, more than 20 Ohio counties saw severe rainstorms and flooding that led to damaged homes, farms, small businesses, and public buildings,” Brown said.

“These federal resources from the Department of Labor will not only put dislocated employees back to work, but will help restore and clean up the dozens of Ohio communities that were affected by these storms.”

According to the Department of Labor, Ohio will receive $16,233,360, with $3,500,000 released initially. The purpose of this funding is to create about 1,144 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts.

These funds will be used to provide temporary employment on projects to assist with clean-up, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities, and lands within the affected communities, as well as to deliver humanitarian aid and safety assistance.

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