WASHINGTON (KHNL) -- The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations will receive $5.2 million in national emergency grant to assist former Aloha and ATA employees.
U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye says he's pleased to have played a role with securing the grant.
"There is an immediate need for this assistance because the shutdown of both Aloha and ATA created a severe situation in our community," said Inouye. "This award helps the state to expand its reponse in a timely and necessary way by offering laid-off workers individual career counseling, skills assessment, job retraining and relocation assistance."