The Wausau paper mill in Groveton, New Hampshire has submitted a request for federal assistance for the 300-plus workers who will lose their jobs when the plant closes at the end of the year.
Governor John Lynch says the request was sent in Friday. It will take at least 45 days before the US Department of Labor determines whether the mill is eligible for the assistance, which could include help with resume writing, job counseling, and job retraining.
The aid is for people who lose their jobs because of increased imports or outsourcing.
Lynch says the state’s rapid response team is already helping the workers. The governor will meet with mill workers in Groveton today.