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UCLA Receives Labor Department Grant

The U.S. Department of Labor announces awards totaling more than $500,000 to three Southland nonprofits.

UCLA Receives Labor Department Grant

was one of three Southland nonprofits chosen to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for health and safety training.

The school was awarded $181,390 to train low-wage mostly Spanish-speaking immigrant workers in the hotel, car wash and waste industries.

Awards totaling more than $500,000 were announced Tuesday by the Department of Labor. The Susan Harwood Training Grants are designed to provide training and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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The National Day Laborer Organizing Network in Los Angeles was awarded $185,513 to conduct health and safety training for at-risk immigrant day laborers.

Redondo Beach nonprofit Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice was given $152,000 to train warehouse workers with limited English competencies and low literacy levels.

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