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UTAH TO GET $17.9 MILLION TO HELP DISPLACED WORKERS

Utah will receive $17.9 million in a U.S. Department of Labor grant to assist workers who have lost their jobs and need training or help in finding other jobs.

The grant is distributed to Utah and five other states in the Rocky Mountain Region under the Job Training Partnership Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act, which are the foundations of the country's network of job training programs and public employment offices to serve job seekers, dislocated workers, disadvantaged adults and at-risk youths.Peter Rell, regional administrator for employment and training in Denver, said the grants cover the period July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

The other states in the region receiving money are Colorado, $28.1 million; Montana, $12.2 million; North Dakota, $10.3 million; South Dakota; $9.7 million; and Wyoming, $8.7 million.