Federal grant helps laid-off ATK workers get jobs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is announcing a grant of nearly $620,000 to help laid-off employees of a Utah aerospace company find jobs again.The grant announced Monday will provide job placement, skills training and other services for former workers at ATK Launch Systems in Corrine. The money is administered through the Utah Department of Workforce Services.The money is the second installment of a $1.2 million federal grant awarded to Utah in April 2010. New funds will continue to support former ATK workers that received help through the first round of grant money, as well as another 25 workers.The National Emergency Grant is part of the secretary of labor’s discretionary fund and is awarded based on a state’s ability to meet specific guidelines.

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