Lummi Nation receives federal assistance for displaced fishermen

The U.S. Department of Labor announced an $882,032 National Emergency Grant supplemental award to provide continued employment-related services to approximately 630 workers affected by fishing industry layoffs in the Lummi Nation.

“The loss of work for Lummi Nation fishermen, an occupation practiced there for thousands of years, is a stark reminder of the importance of training and education to help equip displaced workers with new skills for opportunities in today’s economy,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Portia Wu. “These additional funds will allow these workers, many of whom have significant barriers to employment, to continue receiving these vital services to help them find new work.”

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