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U.S. Department of Labor Grant to Assist Oregon Workers Dislocated by the Closure of a Weyerhaeuser Co. Facility
Washington, DC, USA, 13 June 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a USD 197,925 grant to assist approximately 50 Oregon workers affected by the closure of the Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Bauman Plywood and Planer site located in Lebanon, Oregon.

On 31 January, Weyerhaeuser announced that it would permanently close the Lebanon facility as of 30 March. The state conducted Rapid Response activities immediately following the announcement to inform affected workers of the services available to assist them as they prepare for new employment.

The grant, awarded to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, will provide affected workers with an array of re-employment services, including assessment, individual counseling, case management, and career and occupational training.

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 and other Department of Labor employment and training programs, please visit http://www.doleta.gov/NEG.

U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/. 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.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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