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prevent unemployment thru grant

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2012

With the hits of Jewel, Kmart and RR Donnelley closures, steps are being taken to prevent this from happening in the future. North Central Illinois Works has joined with five other local workforce investment boards in going after a four million dollar grant to create and maintain a warning network and layoff aversion system. NCI Works Director Pam Furlan says it’s a competitive grant but would enable her to work with at-risk companies before potential layoffs or closures. The La Salle County Board and Congressman Adam Kinzinger have already pledged support in the grant application.

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