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Governor Hogan Promotes Job Fair, State Resources for Workers Affected by Paper Mill Closure

More than 55 Companies Participating

ANNAPOLIS, MDThis week, Governor Larry Hogan continued his concerted effort to help the workers and families affected by the closure of the Verso Paper Mill in Luke, Md. In an interview with Allegany Radio Corporation based in Cumberland, Md., Governor Hogan promoted the first job fair to help affected workers, as part of the administration’s ongoing work to provide support, resources, and to seek both state and federal funding and grants. Listen to the interview.

“We understand what a crisis this is and how important this all is to the town and the region and we are on top of it,” said Governor Hogan. “Every single resource of state government is available to the town of Luke, the county, surrounding counties, and our next door neighbors in West Virginia and we hope to have a real success story out of it in the end.”

The job fair will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at the Bruce Outreach Center in Westernport, Md. There are already more than 55 companies signed up to participate.

Multiple Maryland state agencies continue communicating with local officials and are working to provide needed support and resources. There will also be various social services available at the job fair, including help with financial planning and resume building.

For more information on available resources, visit: https://workforceallegany.com/.

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