600 American Jobs Eliminated by American Apparel

600 Laid Off American Apparel Workers To Receive Job Training Help Through State Grant

Six hundred workers recently laid off from American Apparel will receive help finding new jobs and getting back on their feet through a $3 million state grant awarded Thursday.

The California Employment Development Department grant, which was awarded to the city of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department and the county’s department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services, will help laid off workers rebuild skills and find long-term employment. The two departments have already helped a number of former American Apparel workers with access to job training and assistance in applying for unemployment insurance.

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