MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin labor officials are seeking nearly $4 million in federal grants for workers in Janesville.
Department of Workforce Development Secretary Roberta Gassman said the money would help workers affected by General Motor Corp.'s decision to eliminate the second shift at its Janesville plant.
Some also would help workers at GM suppliers Lear Corp., United Industries and Logistics Services who were laid off as a result of GM's move.
Gassman said the money would help 785 people over the next two years with counseling, job training and placement services. She said the state has never been turned down for such emergency grants.
The Janesville GM plant is scheduled to close by 2010 as high fuel prices reduce demand for SUVs.