DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Maytag workers are getting more help from the federal government.
The Department of Labor has announced more than $680,000 in grants to help about 300 workers find jobs when the former Maytag washer and dryer factory closes next month in Newton, Iowa.
Whirlpool Corp. bought Maytag last year and announced it would close its Newton operations and move production to plants in Ohio. About 1,800 jobs will be lost this year.
The department issued about $250,000 in grants in March to help the Newton area recover from the closure.
The Newton facility will be closed by Dec. 31.