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Michigan Jobs Commission Announces Dislocated Worker Grant to Help Owens Corning Metal Systems Workers

Friday, April 02, 1999

John Truscott
(517) 335-6397

Doug Rothwell, Chief Executive Officer and Department Directorof the Michigan Jobs Commission, announced today that the Michigan Jobs Commission has awarded a $25,000 dislocated worker grant to the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance, a Michigan Works! agency based in Taylor, Michigan. This award will help workers affected by lay-off from Owens Corning Metal Systems in Lincoln Park, Michigan. "We are committed to helping workers get back to work as quickly as possible and to increasing the availability of quality services and training options," said Rothwell. The funds will be used for emergency assistance to facilitate immediate assistance and basic readjustment services to the workers and their families affected by this layoff," Rothwell said. Funding for the Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance Act is made available by the federal Job Training Partnership Act administered through the Michigan Jobs Commission. The Southeast Michigan Community Alliance serves Monroe and Wayne counties, excluding the City of Detroit.