Montana gets federal grant to retrain laid off lumber workers

By Blair Miller
The Daily Montanan
July 8, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is providing $2 million to the State of Montana to provide workforce retraining and other services to lumber workers losing their jobs because of the closures of two lumber companies in western Montana. The U.S. Department of Labor provided the Montana Department of Labor and Industry with the first disbursement of $800,000 on Monday, the governor’s office said, to help workers affected by the pending closures of Pyramid Mountain Lumber, the largest employer in Seeley Lake, and Roseburg Forest Products in Missoula. …The money helps dislocated workers and others by utilizing local organizations to provide job training, career services, and transitional help so workers can find new jobs. Counties that are eligible to access money from the grant include Missoula, Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Powell and Sanders. The Blackfeet and Flathead reservations can also utilize the funds.

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