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Iowa Receives $775,000 In Grants To Help Jobless

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â¿¿ Iowa has received $775,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to help more than 100 workers who lost their jobs at companies in northeast Iowa.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says in a news release that the grants will help provide training and other services to the displaced workers.

The grants were awarded to Iowa Workforce Development and will be administered by Hawkeye Community College and the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission.

The funds will help provide aid to employees affected by layoffs at Deco Products Company in Decorah; Gencor Industries Inc., in Marquette; Rockwell Automation Inc., in Sumner; TriMark Corporation in New Hampton; and Wilbert Inc., in Winthrop.

The services will include development of re-employment plans and assistance with transportation and childcare.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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