Covering Kentucky

May 16, 2013 6:13 AM

State Awarded Grant To Assist Comair Workers

ERLANGER (AP) - The state of Kentucky has been awarded a $2.7 million federal grant to help some 350 workers affected by the closing of Comair at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.

About half of the funds will be released initially to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to provide training and support services to affected workers who live in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The U.S. Labor Department, which announced the National Emergency Grant on Wednesday, said as continued need is shown, additional funding will be released to the state.

Acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris said in a statement that the funds will help former Comair employees who are looking for available jobs in growing industries.

Comair, an Erlanger-based subsidiary of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, flew its last flight in September.

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