Car Industry

Labor Dept. announces grant to assist Chrysler workers

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2,601,207 grant to assist about 448 workers affected by the closure of the Chrysler Kenosha Engine Plant located in Kenosha, Wis.

“The Labor Department is committed to helping all workers who have lost jobs through no fault of their own — including those in the nation’s auto communities,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Helping these workers in Wisconsin get back on a career path is good for working families, local communities and the economy as a whole. It makes sense and it’s the right thing to do.”

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Palmen to get FIAT dealership

Kenosha will be getting a Fiat dealer — specifically Fiat of Kenosha owned by Andy Palmen — Inside Line is reporting.