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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Senator John Thune today announced $866,561 in U.S. Department of Labor funds that will go to workers who lost their jobs for trade-related reasons. The funding, provided through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, will enable the State of South Dakota to provide training to workers certified as eligible to receive TAA benefits.

“The funding released today will help workers across the state get the training and other assistance they need to quickly get back to work. The TAA resources will also help with health care costs and relocation expenses if they are needed,” said Senator Thune. “Whether it is resume writing assistance, career counseling or covering health care costs, these funds will help South Dakota workers quickly find their next job.”

Approximately 268 dislocated workers in South Dakota will benefit from the TAA funds. The funds are being made available from the TAA reserve account which helps displaced workers affected by overseas job loss. The South Dakota Department of Labor is responsible for administering the TAA program.