Governor Bentley Awards $60,000 Grant
Downsized workers in Alabama get support from the state in the form of a major grant. Governor Robert Bentley awards a $60,000 grant to continue efforts to help workers who have lost their jobs due to downsizing or plant closings. The grant to the Alabama Department of Labor will help support the department’s participation in the state’s Rapid Response Team. Coordinated by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the multi-agency team assisted 5,440 workers in 2013.