FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Adam Liegeot, 860-524-7313
October 15, 2008
Jodi Rell announced today that the state has been awarded a $637,400 federal
grant to help workers from Quebecor World Northeast Graphics in North Haven
who have lost their jobs.
new funds will provide for job development and placement services for the
is wonderful news because it will make it that much easier for the affected
workers to train for new opportunities that will ultimately create a
stronger economy for this state,” Governor Rell said. “When Quebecor
announced that it would close its printing plant by June 30, we knew it was
imperative to help these individuals – many whom were long-time employees of
the company. We must be proactive in offering the best possible job
assistance to our citizens when they suffer a job loss due to economic
slowdowns or foreign competition.
employees at Quebecor are hard working individuals who want to find new jobs
to support their families and our communities,” Governor Rell added. “These
funds will provide for swift and significant re-employment services for the
employees of Quebecor.”
Quebecor employed workers in positions that range from press operators and
bindery feeders to forklift operators, custodians, customer service
representatives and clerical staff.
The grant is from the U.S. Department of