The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has made $2.5 million available to support plant workers impacted by the downturn in the fishing sector. Funding will come from the Labour Market Development Agreement and is in addition to $500,000 for other supports available under the Integrated Transition Framework for Displaced Plant Workers, which responds to communities and individuals impacted by fish plant closures.
Administered by the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, the funding will help displaced workers find new employment. The Provincial Government will be reaching out to impacted companies, communities and residents, to provide information on available supports and to determine eligibility for assistance.
This funding builds on the assistance and support provided through the Community Enhancement Employment Program administered through the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, which provides funding to eligible sponsors, including towns, Inuit Community Governments, regional municipalities, local service districts, community and economic development organizations, and other non-profit organizations.