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“The coronavirus pandemic has challenged many of our state’s businesses, leaving too many Louisianians without jobs. This grant will create crucial opportunities for those who lost their jobs in the wake of the coronavirus.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $16,767,303 dislocated worker grant from the Department of Labor to help the Louisiana Workforce Commission respond to workforce-related impacts of the coronavirus.

“The coronavirus pandemic has challenged many of our state’s businesses, leaving too many Louisianians without jobs. This grant will create crucial opportunities for those who lost their jobs in the wake of the coronavirus,” said Kennedy.

These funds may be used to provide employment opportunities and training activities to eligible residents affected by mass layoffs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.