Friday, October 09, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 6/21/2011

Ohio gets $4.6M grant to help 690 workers losing jobs


WAVERLY, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Labor says it’s providing a grant worth nearly $4.6 million to help about 690 workers affected by the closure of a cabinet manufacturer in southern Ohio.

The department says layoffs at two Masco Retail Cabinet Group facilities in Pike County began more than a year ago, but most of the workers are being laid off this month. The facilities are about 60 miles south of Columbus in Waverly and Seal Township.

The grant money is being awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to provide training and support services for affected Masco employees as they pursue new jobs.

Masco was formerly known as Mill’s Pride.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories