WIA receiving $1.5M more to hire dislocated workers


The Commonwealth’s Workforce Investment Agency is receiving a supplemental award of up to $1.5 million to hire persons who lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic for humanitarian assistance positions.

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) said in his e-kilili newsletter over the weekend that the U.S. Department of Labor announced the supplemental award this week.


Sablan said this National Dislocated Worker Grant is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, and is in addition to $1.5 million already received by the CNMI in April 2020.

He said $800,000 from the supplemental award is being released initially to pay workers to deliver medicine, food, and supplies to the elderly or to clean and sanitize public schools and health facilities.

“The money can also be used for training. Congratulations to the Workforce Investment Agency!” Sablan said.

The funding award for dislocated workers is part of the $350 million Congress made available to the U.S. Department of Labor in the CARES Act.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

Related Posts

Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.