With more than 2,000 employees of a local steel mill set to get pink slips, another local elected official is pledging help for displaced workers. U. S. Steel is laying off 2,080 workers at its Granite City plant. State Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) says he will help make sure resources are available to get these workers and their families the help they need.
Hoffman says that help could come in the form of job search and placement assistance, support programs, and other transitional services.
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There are two local organizations equipped with computers and other resources to provide job search and placement assistance located in East Alton: the Madison County Employment and Training Center, and the AARP Foundation Local Workforce Investment Act Center.
Madison County Employment and Training - Southwestern Illinois workNet Center: 612 W. St. Louis Ave, East Alton; open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Friday; 618-258-7171; www.mcetd.org
AARP Foundation - Local Workforce Investment Act Center: 3307 Wabash Ave, Suite 6, East Alton; open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday; 618-876-5258