US Department of Labor Provides Grant Increment to Continue Aid to Tennessee Workers Impacted by Goodyear Closure

Press Release

By:  Hilda Solis
Date: June 19, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,118,609 National Emergency Grant increment to provide employment-related services to more than 960 workers impacted by the closure of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. facility located in Union City, Tenn.

"When a large employer closes its doors, it impacts not just employees but the entire community," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The additional federal funds announced today will help Union City continue to recover from the closure of the Goodyear facility by providing job training and placement services so these dislocated workers can obtain new jobs in growing local industries."

On Nov. 7, 2011, the Labor Department awarded a grant to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development for up to $3,448,259, with $1,329,650 released initially, to serve approximately 850 workers. The increment announced today completes the total amount of funding and serves additional workers.

National Emergency Grants are part of the secretary of labor's discretionary fund and are awarded based on a state's ability to meet specific guidelines. For more information, visit

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