Thursday, August 28, 2008

Texas Employers Obtain Hurricane Dolly Funds

Because Hurricane Dolly affected a large portion of Texas, the US Department of Labor has announced a $7,350,171 grant to Texas employers to create about 475 temporary jobs to assist in recovery efforts.

According to Secreteary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, “This $7.4 million grant will provide Texans with temporary jobs assisting in disaster relief and clean-up efforts to help communities recover from Hurricane Dolly damage.”

The funds will be awarded to 15 Texas counties, which include Aransas, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kennedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria and Willacy.

The grant, which was awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission, will be used in the Gulf Coast counties to provide temporary employment on cleanup, repair, and reconstruction projects. The grant will also be used for projects that provide re-training services for those who have lost jobs.

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