CNMI gets Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The destruction caused by Super Typhoon Yutu contributed greatly to the slowdown of the CNMI economy.

Relief continues for those affected by Super Typhoon Yutu, which devastated the CNMI not too long ago.

This time, the relief comes in the form of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

The DUA program has provided monetary assistance to individuals, who had either lost their job or had their work hours reduced, as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu’s destruction of many businesses.

“A little over a million dollars was granted by the US Department of Labor Employment Training and Administration, and we are grateful to DUA program coordinator Consuelo Hines and Acting Administrator John Bailey for their untiring assistance,” said CNMI Governor Ralph Torres.

He added: “Disaster Unemployment Assistance was among the many priorities we requested for immediately after Super Typhoon Yutu. Important to our recovery is ensuring that we help those private sector employees who were displaced and those trying to find work or gainful employment.”