Davis Applauds DOL CARES Act Grant for Dislocated Workers in Illinois
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today applauded a Employment Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant being awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in the amount of $8,325,000. Employment Recovery DWGs provide reemployment services to eligible individuals affected by mass layoffs, such as those resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. The funding comes through the CARES Act, which Congressman Davis voted for and President Trump signed into law in March.
"The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home executive order have put many people out of work," said Davis. "As Illinois starts the reopening process, this federal funding will allow the State to provide critical reemployment services to individuals looking for work."
“These grants can help states manage the various workforce issues caused by coronavirus, whether that means finding workers to fill roles focused on addressing the coronavirus or providing training opportunities for workers to enhance their skillset and find the right job,” said DOL Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “The Department has also made it known that these DWG funds can be used in conjunction with state and local health agencies to assist in contact tracing to further support states’ efforts to safely reopen.”