ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says state agencies are working to help workers affected by the closing of the Luke Paper Mill in western Maryland.
The governor announced Thursday that state agencies are communicating with local officials to provide support and to seek state and federal funding and grant options.READ MORE: Several First Responders Injured Following Intentional Fire, Explosion At Baltimore County Nail Spa
The state’s labor and commerce departments are partnering with local economic development offices to place workers within other companies that are hiring.READ MORE: Jewish Community Center Reacts To Bomb Threat, Anti-Semitic Email
The Verso Corp. announced Tuesday it was closing the mill in response to the continuing decline in customer demand for the grades of coated freesheet paper produced at the mill, along with rising input costs.
The company says about 675 employees are affected by the closure.MORE NEWS: Combating Hate And Domestic Terrorism In Maryland In Wake Of Buffalo Massacre
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