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           Agency Name: (012) Department of Labor

         Submission Date: 12/29/2009

         Submitter Name: Andy Bailey

   Submitter Contact Info: Bailey.Andy@dol.gov

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DOL grant of $3.8M to      http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           The U.S. Department of        The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $3,874,594          12/17/2009 13:00 grant;Mass.;layoffs;financial
assist workers in          ss/eta/eta20091540.htm                                   Labor today announced a       grant to assist about 725 workers affected by layoffs at seven                      industry;NEG;retraining;
Massachusetts affected by                                                           $3,874,594 grant to assist    companies in Massachusetts' financial industry.
financial industry layoffs                                                          about 725 workers affected
                                                                                    by layoffs at seven           "Today's grant will provide the job search and employment
                                                                                    companies in                  services necessary for affected workers in Massachusetts to
                                                                                    Massachusetts' financial      find new jobs in emerging industries," said Secretary of Labor
                                                                                    industry.                     Hilda L. Solis.

                                                                                    "Today's grant will provide   Awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Workforce
                                                                                    the job search and            Development, this grant will be operated by the Metro
                                                                                    employment services           South/West Employment and Training Administration. The
                                                                                    necessary for affected        grant will provide affected workers with access to dislocated
                                                                                    workers in Massachusetts      worker services. These services may include skills
                                                                                    to find new jobs in           assessment, basic skills training, individual career counseling
                                                                                    emerging industries," said    and occupational skills training.
                                                                                    Secretary of Labor Hilda L.
                                                                                    Solis.                        The ongoing layoffs at the seven companies covered under
                                                                                                                  the grant began in November 2008. Companies include Bank
                                                                                                                  of America, Capital One, Fidelity Investments (Veritude),
                                                                                                                  Putnam Investments, Sovereign Bank, State Street Bank and
                                                                                                                  Trust Co., and Wellington Management.

                                                                                                                  Of the $3,874,594 announced today, $1,294,864 will be
                                                                                                                  released initially. Additional funding up to the amount
                                                                                                                  approved will be made available as the commonwealth
                                                                                                                  demonstrates a continued need for assistance.
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DOL grants $461K for   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           The U.S. Department of       The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $461,300           12/14/2009 14:00 grant;Oregon;lumber;retraining;TAA;
Oregon worders         ss/eta/eta20091530.htm                                   Labor today announced a      grant to assist about 65 workers affected by layoffs at                            NEG;
                                                                                $461,300 grant to assist     Weyerhaeuser Co. — Dallas Lumber, in Dallas, Ore.
                                                                                about 65 workers affected
                                                                                by layoffs at Weyerhaeuser   "Today's grant will help these Oregonians access the re-
                                                                                Co. — Dallas Lumber, in      employment and retraining services that are so crucial to
                                                                                Dallas, Ore. If a pending    transitioning into new careers in promising sectors of the
                                                                                Trade Adjustment             economy," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.
                                                                                Assistance (TAA) petition
                                                                                for these workers is also    Awarded to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges
                                                                                approved, today's grant      and Workforce Development, this grant will be operated by
                                                                                will provide "wrap-around"   the Enterprise for Employment and Education. If a pending
                                                                                and supportive services,     Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition for these
                                                                                such as dependent care       workers is also approved, today's grant will provide "wrap-
                                                                                and transportation           around" and supportive services, such as dependent care and
                                                                                assistance, that are not     transportation assistance, that are not available through the
                                                                                available through the TAA    TAA program. If the TAA petition is denied, workers still will
                                                                                program.                     have access to the full array of training and employment-
                                                                                                             related services under this grant.

                                                                                                             Layoffs at Weyerhaeuser took place in February and March
                                                                                                             2009.

                                                                                                             This grant will be funded by resources made available for
                                                                                                             National Emergency Grants under the American Recovery
                                                                                                             and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

                                                                                                             National Emergency Grants are part of the secretary of
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DOL certifies 4000 Ohio   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           DOL certified                The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that nearly            12/14/2009 11:00 TAA;Ohio;auto-
workers for TAA           ss/eta/eta20091543.htm                                   approximately 4,000 Ohio     4,000 workers in auto-related industries across Ohio are                             related;reemployment;
                                                                                   workers in auto-related      eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
                                                                                   industries as eligible for
                                                                                   Trade Adjustment             The certification includes workers at five Delphi Ohio
                                                                                   Assistance. Certification    facilities in Howland, Warren, Rootstown, Vienna and
                                                                                   includes workers at 5        Cortland counties, as well as workers at Cleveland Casting
                                                                                   Delphi facilities across     Plant in Cleveland, Ohio.
                                                                                   Ohio, Cleveland Casting
                                                                                   Plant.                       "Over the years, our nation has benefited immensely from
                                                                                                                the work and dedication of those employed in auto-related
                                                                                                                industries across Ohio," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.
                                                                                                                "Trade Adjustment Assistance is one way we can support
                                                                                                                these workers as they seek re-employment in promising
                                                                                                                regional industries that pay family-supporting wages."

                                                                                                                "These TAA certifications will allow these auto workers to
                                                                                                                access much needed resources," said Dr. Ed Montgomery,
                                                                                                                executive director of the White House Council on Automotive
                                                                                                                Communities and Workers. "The White House council's
                                                                                                                priority is to work with Secretary Solis and other members of
                                                                                                                the administration to cut red tape so that workers and
                                                                                                                communities get the assistance they need today, while trying
                                                                                                                to create opportunities for growth and revitalization."

                                                                                                                Workers covered by these certifications will be contacted by
                                                                                                                their respective states with instructions on how to apply for
                                                                                                                individual benefits and services. Those who do apply may
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Sec. Solis comments on   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           Sec. Solis issued the          U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following        12/4/2009 10:00 unemployment
Nov. employment data     ss/opa/opa20091508.htm                                   following statement on the     statement on the November 2009 Employment Situation                                rate;Nov.;decrease;recovery;
                                                                                  November 2009                  report released today:
                                                                                  Employment Situation
                                                                                  report released today. She     "This past November, the economy lost 11,000 jobs, and the
                                                                                  said she encouraged by the     unemployment rate decreased to 10 percent.
                                                                                  pattern of moderated job
                                                                                  loss; however, she will not    "I am encouraged by the pattern of moderated job loss;
                                                                                  be satisfied until there are   however, I will not be satisfied until there are robust job
                                                                                  robust job gains.              gains.

                                                                                                                 "This administration is focused on jobs and job creation every
                                                                                                                 day. We are working hard to sustain economic growth and
                                                                                                                 spur renewed hiring for the millions of Americans who need
                                                                                                                 and want work but cannot find it.

                                                                                                                 "Over the past 10 months, the Obama Administration has
                                                                                                                 taken bold steps to break the back of this recession. While
                                                                                                                 there has been a lot of rhetoric about the Recovery Act, when
                                                                                                                 you look at today's report and other recent favorable
                                                                                                                 economic trends, it is hard to argue that the Recovery Act is
                                                                                                                 not working.

                                                                                                                 "Reports from the Council of Economic Advisors, Recovery
                                                                                                                 Act recipients and most recently the non-partisan
                                                                                                                 Congressional Budget Office confirm that the Recovery Act
                                                                                                                 has saved or created more than one million jobs. The
                                                                                                                 economy is now growing again for the first time in more than
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DOL grants more than      http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           DOL announces more than      The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a grant of up         12/3/2009 14:45 grant;Oregon;retraining;TAA;NEG;
$800K to Oregon workers   ss/eta/eta20091416.htm                                   $800,000 to assist workers   to $831,423 to assist approximately 75 workers affected by
                                                                                   in Oregon affected by        layoffs at Hampton Affiliates' Tillamook Lumber in Tillamook,
                                                                                   lumber industry layoffs      Ore.

                                                                                                                "Today's grant will provide the retraining and re-employment
                                                                                                                services necessary for these Oregonians to upgrade existing
                                                                                                                skills or seek out retraining that leads to careers in growing
                                                                                                                regional industries," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

                                                                                                                Awarded to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges
                                                                                                                and Workforce Development, this grant will be operated by
                                                                                                                the Oregon Consortium and Oregon Workforce Alliance. It
                                                                                                                will provide these dislocated workers, all of whom are also
                                                                                                                certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA),
                                                                                                                with access to "wrap-around" and supportive services, such
                                                                                                                as dependent care and transportation assistance, not
                                                                                                                available through the TAA program.

                                                                                                                Layoffs at Hampton Affiliates' Tillamook Lumber began on
                                                                                                                April 6. An initial increment of $501,765 will be made
                                                                                                                available to serve these workers with the remainder of the
                                                                                                                funds distributed as the state demonstrates a continued
                                                                                                                need for assistance.

                                                                                                                This grant will be funded by resources made available for
                                                                                                                National Emergency Grants under the American Recovery
                                                                                                                and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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DOL provides $2.4M grant http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           DOL announces $2.4          The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,422,473            12/1/2009 13:00 grant;Md;Ala;Miss;S.C.;NEG;health
to four states           ss/eta/eta20091423.htm                                   million grant to provide    grant to provide an estimated 1,892 jobless workers with                             insurance;
                                                                                  Maryland, Alabama,          partial premium payments for health insurance coverage.
                                                                                  Mississippi and South
                                                                                  Carolina workers with       "Finding new employment is a challenging enough task
                                                                                  health insurance payments   without having to worry about lacking health coverage for
                                                                                                              yourself or your family. This funding will help eligible workers
                                                                                                              avoid that prospect by helping them pay for health insurance
                                                                                                              while they look for a job," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L.
                                                                                                              Solis.

                                                                                                              The grant is awarded to the Maryland Department of Labor,
                                                                                                              Licensing and Regulation, and will be administered in
                                                                                                              partnership with Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina to
                                                                                                              support eligible individuals from those states. The grant will
                                                                                                              be used to make "gap filler" payments for unemployed
                                                                                                              individuals who are receiving Trade Adjustment Assistance
                                                                                                              benefits and are eligible for the Health Coverage Tax Credit
                                                                                                              (HCTC) program. Under HCTC, eligible individuals can receive
                                                                                                              80 percent of premium costs for qualified health insurance
                                                                                                              programs.

                                                                                                              These payments cover the gap period, that is, the time it
                                                                                                              takes to complete Internal Revenue Service enrollment,
                                                                                                              processing and first payments under the HCTC program. The
                                                                                                              four states will provide two to three months of gap filler
                                                                                                              payments for the participants.
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DOL grants $741K for   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           DOL announced a $741,502    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $741,502            11/23/2009 14:30 grant;Oregon;layoffs;retraining;job
Oregon workers         ss/eta/eta20091417.htm                                   grant to assist             grant to assist approximately 164 workers affected by layoffs                       search;
                                                                                approximately 164 workers   at 15 companies in multiple industries in the Oregon counties
                                                                                affected by layoffs at 15   of Jackson and Josephine.
                                                                                companies in multiple
                                                                                industries in the Oregon    "This grant will provide the retraining and job-search
                                                                                counties of Jackson and     assistance that affected workers in Oregon need and deserve
                                                                                Josephine.                  as they strive to get ahead in a challenging economy," said
                                                                                                            Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

                                                                                                            Awarded to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges
                                                                                                            and Workforce Development, this grant will be operated by
                                                                                                            The Job Council. The grant will provide affected workers with
                                                                                                            access to dislocated worker services, which may include skills
                                                                                                            assessment, basic skills training, individual career counseling
                                                                                                            and occupational skills training.

                                                                                                            The project will emphasize post-secondary education and
                                                                                                            training that allow workers to acquire the skills needed to
                                                                                                            enter careers in promising regional industries. The program
                                                                                                            provider will seek to offer opportunities for training in green
                                                                                                            industries, as well as other nationally-defined demand
                                                                                                            occupations.

                                                                                                            Jackson and Josephine counties have been severely affected
                                                                                                            by the recession, with unemployment rates of 12.4 and 14.2
                                                                                                            percent, respectively. Layoffs at the 15 companies covered by
                                                                                                            the grant occurred between October 2008 and March 2009.
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DOL grants of $55M for   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           Sec. Solis today announced    U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced nearly     11/18/2009 10:00 green jobs;grants;training;labor
green jobs training      ss/eta/eta20091439.htm                                   nearly $55 million in green   $55 million in green jobs grants, as authorized by the                             data;
                                                                                  jobs grants to support job    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The
                                                                                  training and labor market     grants will support job training and labor market information
                                                                                  information programs to       programs to help workers, many in underserved
                                                                                  help workers, many in         communities, find jobs in expanding green industries and
                                                                                  underserved communities,      related occupations.
                                                                                  find jobs in expanding
                                                                                  green industries and          "Today's announcement is part of the administration's long-
                                                                                  related occupations.          term commitment to fostering both immediate economic
                                                                                                                growth and a clean energy future. It's an investment that will
                                                                                                                help American workers do well while doing good," said
                                                                                                                Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "These grants provide an
                                                                                                                immediate return, and they are part of a larger green
                                                                                                                initiative that will help lead to increased job placements and
                                                                                                                promote economic growth."

                                                                                                                The two categories of grant awards announced today are:
                                                                                                                State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants and
                                                                                                                Green Capacity Building Grants. Both will be administered by
                                                                                                                the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training
                                                                                                                Administration.

                                                                                                                Green Capacity Building Grants, totaling $5.8 million, will
                                                                                                                increase the training capacity of 62 current Labor
                                                                                                                Department grant recipients through a variety of strategies,
                                                                                                                and will offer training opportunities to help individuals
                                                                                                                acquire jobs in expanding green industries. These grants will
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DOL grants $394,000 for   http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           US DOL announces grant       The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $394,617              11/9/2009 12:00 grant;NEG;Maine;layoffs;training;
Maine layoffs             ss/eta/eta20091348.htm                                   exceeding $394,000 to        grant to assist about 60 workers affected by layoffs at The
                                                                                   assist workers affected by   Hinckley Co., a leading producer of pleasure boats and
                                                                                   boat manufacturer layoffs    yachts, in Trenton, Maine.
                                                                                   in Maine
                                                                                                                "This grant will provide the retraining and job search
                                                                                                                assistance necessary for these Mainers to enter new careers
                                                                                                                in promising regional industries," said Secretary of Labor
                                                                                                                Hilda L. Solis.

                                                                                                                Awarded to the Maine Department of Labor, this grant will
                                                                                                                be operated by the Eastern Maine Development Corp. The
                                                                                                                grant will provide affected workers with access to dislocated
                                                                                                                worker services including individualized career assessments
                                                                                                                and planning services, recruitment, case management, job
                                                                                                                skills training, basic computer skills training and job
                                                                                                                placement.

                                                                                                                Layoffs at The Hinckley Co. took place between October 2008
                                                                                                                and June 2009.

                                                                                                                This grant will be funded by resources made available for
                                                                                                                National Emergency Grants under the American Recovery
                                                                                                                and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

                                                                                                                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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Sec. Solis issues statement http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/pre Press Release           U.S. Secretary of Labor       U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the               11/6/2009 10:00 employment;jobless;numbers;rate;2
on October jobs             ss/opa/opa20091377.htm                                   Hilda L. Solis today issued   following statement on the October 2009 Employment                                    009;economy;
                                                                                     statement on the October      Situation report released today:
                                                                                     2009 Employment
                                                                                     Situation report released     "This past October, the economy lost 190,000 jobs, and the
                                                                                     today.                        unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent.

                                                                                                                   "We have known for some time now that the unemployment
                                                                                                                   rate could reach this level, and it is an unacceptable situation.
                                                                                                                   We are working hard to reverse these circumstances for the
                                                                                                                   millions of Americans who need and want work but cannot
                                                                                                                   find it.

                                                                                                                   "When this recession began in December 2007, the housing
                                                                                                                   market was collapsing, and with the subsequent credit
                                                                                                                   collapse, small businesses were unable to raise the working
                                                                                                                   capital necessary to keep their employees on payroll. When
                                                                                                                   this administration began its work in January 2009, the
                                                                                                                   economy was in a freefall, shedding 700,000 jobs a month.

                                                                                                                   "This administration met these challenges head on by
                                                                                                                   immediately putting a plan into action to create jobs and
                                                                                                                   drive economic growth. As a result, housing markets are now
                                                                                                                   showing signs of recovery, credit is flowing again and just last
                                                                                                                   week we saw that the economy is growing, rather than
                                                                                                                   shrinking, for the first time in a year.

                                                                                                                   "As the economy recovers, more businesses will begin hiring
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(001) Legislative Branch
(005) Department of Agriculture
(006) Department of Commerce
(007) Department of Defense--Military
(018) Department of Education
(019) Department of Energy
(009) Department of Health and Human
Services
(024) Department of Homeland Security
(025) Department of Housing and Urban
Development
(010) Department of the Interior
(011) Department of Justice
(012) Department of Labor
(014) Department of State
(021) Department of Transportation
(015) Department of the Treasury
(029) Department of Veterans Affairs
(202) Corps of Engineers-Civil Works
(020) Environmental Protection Agency
(023) General Services Administration
(184) International Assistance Programs
(026) National Aeronautics and Space
Administration
(422) National Science Foundation
(028) Small Business Administration
(016) Social Security Administration
(485) Corporation for National and
Community Service

(356) Federal Communications Commission
(417) National Endowment for the Arts
(446) Railroad Retirement Board
(539) Recovery Act Accountability and
Transparency Board
(452) Smithsonian Institution

				
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