Labor Department Supports Recovery from Hurricane Ian

$7.5 million awarded to workforce training and temporary employment, expands dislocated worker programs.

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the awarding of $7.5 million for disaster-relief employment and workforce training in Florida as recovery from Hurricane Ian continues. Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 storm on the southwest coast in September of last year. The region suffered from high winds, storm surges, and massive flooding.

The Labor Department stated, “The funding adds to the $15 million initially awarded by the department in October 2022 for the Florida Department of Commerce to provide people with temporary employment for debris removal, humanitarian assistance, and clean-up work. Funds also support career and training services for area workers.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su as she oversees the allotting of funds for labor support to states recovering from natural disasters.
  • For Governor DeSantis and other Florida officials as they provide assistance to displaced residents and workers.

Sources: Department of Labor


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