State OKs $500K for workers’ relief after tornadoes

Ohio government has approved Montgomery County’s request for $500,000 to help businesses and workers affected by the Memorial Day tornadoes.

Most of the grant will fund a Mobile Career Resource Center, which will be outfitted with 20 computer stations, the county said in a release.

The grant includes $150,000 to pay for training of people who have lost work because of the storms and $100,000 toward “supportive services for workers.”

These funds will cover dependent care, work attire and uniforms, tools, transportation, auto repair, and books and supplies for job training, the county said.

The county encourages anyone who has lost work in the storms’ aftermath to come to the red door at The Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton. Anyone in need of services should attend orientation at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily Monday through Thursday.

“We’re encouraging anyone who has lost work because of the tornado damage to not wait for the mobile unit to get up and running. Please come to The Job Center for help,” Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman said in the county’s release.

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