Appleton workers eligible for assistance

Appleton workers who have lost jobs at the company’s West Carrollton mill are eligible for trade assistance, says the company and Sen. Sherrod Brown.

More than 300 workers may apply for worker adjustment assistance through the U.S. Department of Labor, Brown and the company said. Brown’s office said in a statement that in April, Brown wrote to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis requesting the approval of assistance for the workers.

The program opens doors to training for employment in another job or career, income support, job search allowances, and relocation allowances, Brown’s office said.

Appleton contends that China’s imports of “waste paper and pulp” cut into the company’s own supply of the crucial raw material and making it more expensive.

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