Blackjewel Miners Being Re-Trained

Blackjewel miners packed up their protest site, but they are still waiting for their money after their last paychecks from the bankrupt company bounced three months ago.Many of the miners have gone back to school for free with help from Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP).The Department of Labor gave the organization $3.7 million through funding from the National Dislocated Worker Grant.This money will help laid-off miners and their spouses train in a new field. Many of the miners are choosing expedited short term training in jobs such as machinists, linemen, and truckers.

Source: MG News

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