Half of the Xerox workers laid off last summer will see some help from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday a $367,956 National Emergency Grant to help around 142 of the 285 workers affected by the closure of two Xerox Commercial Services LLC facilities in Coos Bay and North Bend in July.
National Emergency Grants are typically used to fund training for laid-off workers. In turn, this grant will be given to the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. The funds will complement the training and supportive services the laid-off Xerox workers will receive due to their eligibility for Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits.