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TVA Coal- Alabama
4:15 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Alabama To Help Laid-Off TVA Workers

The TVA board has decided to close all five coal-burning units at its Colbert plant in Tuscumbia.
Credit Tennessee Valley Authority

A state agency director says the Tennessee Valley Authority employees slated for layoffs in Alabama will receive the same services as workers laid off by private industries.

The director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Jim Byard, says that once a closing date is known for TVA's six coal-fired generating units, the state will help laid-off workers with a variety of services. They include applying for unemployment insurance, getting job referrals, preparing resumes and securing money for job retraining.

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