Labor secretary announces 6M in NW grants

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has announced $78.4 million in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program, including about $6 million for organizations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.Yakima-based Opportunities Industrial Center of Washington will receive about $3 million, Oregon Human Development Corp. of Tigard, Ore., will get nearly $2 million and the Community Council of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, will receive $1 million.The program provides training and employment services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. It’s designed to counter the impact of chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers who depend primarily on agricultural labor jobs.last_img