ATLANTA (AP) Federal labor officials have awarded more than $300,000 to fund re-employment programs and eligibility assessments for the unemployed in Georgia. <br />
The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that the money awarded to Georgia is part of more than $68 million that was awarded to 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. <br />
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said in a statement the grants will help states offer training to the jobless and will help Unemployment Insurance agencies ensure that payments are being made to people who actually need the help. <br />
Officials say the funding will support in-person assessments at job centers where unemployment claimants will develop individual re-employment plans and more.