U.S. Department of Labor announces grant to help Molokai Ranch workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KHNL) - The U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday, nearly a $390,000 grant to help workers affected by the closure of Molokai Ranch.

The grant will provide the workers with re-employment services.

Brent Orell, acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, says the closure is a big setback for people on Molokai.

"This grant will help affected workers access important re-employment services and training that will help them find work soon," said Orell.

On March 24, Molokai Properties Limited shut down all operations at the Molokai Ranch, which included the Molokai Lodge, Kaluakoi Golf Course, Kaupoa Beach Village and Maunaloa Tri-Plex Theater.