More Help Requested for Nummi Workers

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    Closing NUMMI

    State employment officials are seeking a $33 million grant from  the federal government to help thousands of workers who will likely lose  their jobs when the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont closes next month.
         
    The state Employment Development Department is anticipating that  more than 4,700 auto workers employed at the NUMMI plant will lose their  jobs, as well as perhaps 24,000 others employed by direct and indirect  suppliers of the company. That list includes  automotive assemblers and warehouse, skilled trades, management and logistics workers.

    "The state is working with all parties to come up with solutions  to help those that will be affected by the NUMMI closure," state Labor and  Workforce Development Agency Secretary Victoria Bradshaw said in a statement."

    "Applying for this federal money is one of the tools that  California can use to get these workers back on track," Bradshaw said.

    State employment officials submitted a National Emergency Grant  application to the U.S. Department of Labor on March 4, according to the EDD.

    Workers affected by the NUMMI closure can find help with  reemployment services, unemployment insurance and other resources at the  NUMMI Reemployment Center across the street from the plant, at the Project  Renew Center at Chabot College and at One-Stop Career Centers in the Fremont area.