- US labor secretary visiting Maine, Portsmouth shipyards Updated: May-27-15 3:53 am
PORTLAND, Maine - U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is visiting Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to talk about training partnerships that address the need for a skilled workforce.
- $35.5 million in grants to help areas adapt to coal changes Updated: May-11-15 8:35 pm
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has announced that $35.5 million in funding is now available to places like eastern Kentucky where the economy has been devastated by the coal industry's downturn.
- Correction: Coal-Grant Money story Updated: May-08-15 12:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In a story May 7 about a federal grant, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor would help out-of-work coal miners find new jobs. The grant will help workers who lost their jobs because of the downturn in the coal industry, but not coal miners.