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U.S. Labor Department giving up to $7m for recovery after California storms

Staff Writer |
The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a National Dislocated Worker Grant award for $7 million with $3,500,000 released initially.

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This is for the California Employment Development Department to create temporary jobs in clean-up and recovery efforts after severe storms affected several southern counties from January 18-23, 2017.

The project’s recovery activities target seven of the eligible counties: Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Mateo and Santa Barbara.

The funds will provide for 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.

They will support delivery of humanitarian aid and safety assistance as needed.


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