The U.S. Labor Department will make up to $5.4 million available to assist an estimated 600 workers facing layoffs from Johnson Space Center-related duties as a result of NASA’s plans to retire the space shuttle. The grant, awarded to the Texas Workforce Commission for implementation through the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, is intended to assist workers from more than a dozen contractors with skills assessments, basic skills training and career counseling. The funds will ...


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