Unemployment in Grants and Milan New Mexico stands at 9 percent. There are currently three prisons located in Grants and Milan. An employer of roughly 1% of the county’s population has been one of those prisons, the Cibola county correctional facility.

The Cibola county correctional facility will shut on September 30th this year. We to New Mexico Senator Clemente Sanchez about the prison closure which affects his Senate District 30. We also spoke to to Alex Sanchez of the New Mexico Corrections Department about the department’s plans to hire the laid off corrections officers at a job fair in Milan on August 24th and 25th.

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