GRAYS HARBOR RALLIES FOLLOWING SHUTDOWN
Entities within Grays Harbor are coming together to assist the workers at Grays Harbor Paper who have lost their jobs in today’s announced closure. Economic Development Council President Tim Gibbs says “efforts lead by the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Consortium and Grays Harbor College will be paramount in getting these workers the support they need and back to work as soon as possible”.
Pac Mtn. Workforce will respond to the closure with a Rapid Response Period. That effort will include:
-On site assistance to workers
-Placement in new job opportunities
-Counseling for opportunities in workforce and training
-Linkage with Grays Harbor College or other eligible training provider programs
-Unemployment insuranceHealth Care information
Gibbs added that with “the addition of new jobs presently underway in Grays Harbor we are better positioned to deal with this then we were in the past”.