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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:56am

Help For NW Ga. Hospital Workers

Updated: 3 years ago.
Georgia is getting $3.75 M in federal grant money to help workers losing jobs with the pending closure of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital. (photo-Daniel Borman)

Georgia is getting a federal labor grant of $3.75 million to help hundreds of workers affected by the closure of the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in Rome.

The state-owned mental health hospital is scheduled to officially close at the end of September.

State labor officials say the federal cash comes from National Emergency Grant funding to provide training and support services to about 750 affected workers.

The workshops, career counseling and other services will be given at the hospital’s transition center, on the campus of Northwestern Technical College.

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