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Laid off Kewaunee Power Station workers will get federal help


KEWAUNEE, WI (WTAQ) - The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $807,000 grant to help the laid off workers from now closed Kewaunee Power Station. 

The nuclear facility closed in May, and will lay off around 650 workers by September of next year. More than half of those workers have already been laid off. 

The National Emergency Grant was issued to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. 

DWD Regional Labor market analyst Jeff Sachse says the same grant helped 200 workers who were laid off from the now closed Thermo Fisher plant in Two Rivers back in early 2012.

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board will administer the grant that will provide support services, skills assessment, help with job searching, and training.