U.S. Secretary of Labor Announces More Than $1.8 million to Assist Dislocated Wisconsin Workers

Grant to help workers affected by closure of Delphi Corp. divisions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a grant of $1,803,148, with an initial release of $598,241, to Wisconsin to assist approximately 400 workers affected by the closure of both the Electrical and Safety and Powertrain divisions of Delphi Corp. in Oak Creek.

“This $1.8 million grant will enable Wisconsin workers who have been affected by the closures to get the help they need to find new jobs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

On June 22, 2007, Delphi Corp. announced the closure of its Electrical and Safety division. On Sept. 9, 2007, Delphi announced it would also close its Powertrain division. As of Nov. 27, 2007, affected workers from both of these divisions had been certified as eligible for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.

The grant, awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will provide re-employment services not covered under the TAA program. Services may include assessment, career counseling and case management. Services available to these workers under TAA may include training, job search allowances, relocation allowances and a health coverage tax credit, among others.

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 on National Emergency Grants, visit http://www.doleta.gov/NEG.

U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/. The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America’s employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit http://www.dol.gov/compliance.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact:

Source: U.S. Department of Labor