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Help for Laid-Off Workers of Newport Furniture

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July 19, 2013

New Albany--- The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Mississippi Partnership Workforce Investment Area will hold a Rapid Response meeting to provide assistance with reemployment and re-training services for the workers laid off by Newport Furniture.

The Rapid Response meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., at the New Albany WIN Job Center, 301 North Street, in New Albany.  Those attending the sessions will receive information on employment services and re-training assistance such as conducting a job search, creating a resume, job placement assistance and the Home Saver Program. Representatives from the New Albany WIN Job Center and Mississippi Partnership Workforce Investment Area will be present to hand out information and answer questions concerning re-training and workforce education.

“The MDES staff and our workforce partners are especially capable of responding to the needs of those workers who lost their jobs as a result of the recent layoff,” said Mark Henry, executive director of MDES. “This is a collaborative effort that involves many workforce professionals at the state and local level. We look forward to meeting with the workers and providing them the assistance they need to return to work quickly.”

 For more information contact the New Albany WIN Job Center at 662-692-1502.