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Flood grant puts Rock County's unemployed to work

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Beth Wheelock
August 3, 2008

A National Emergency Grant is putting unemployed Rock County citizens to work on flood clean-up.


Flood Grant Coordinator Gregg Bosak says there are some short-term positions in the county, and he has placed ten people in the City of Janesville to clean up parks. The workers are employed by the Workforce Development Board and their compensation is handled by the State Department of Workforce Development.


Workers displaced due to flooding, like those who work for Tyson Foods in Jefferson, have first priority for the temporary employment.


Of the 60 applicants, Bosak says about one-third of them work for Tyson.



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