WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that 36 workers at General Electric Ohio Lamp in Warren are eligible to apply for worker adjustment assistance through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In October 2012, Brown wrote to DOL Secretary Hilda Solis requesting the approval of the TAA petition application filed on behalf of workers at the Warren plant. Brown urged the Department of Labor to act swiftly to ensure financial support for these workers and their families.
“The loss of a job can be a devastating experience,” Brown said. “Ohioans who work hard and play by the rules should not be left to struggle when they lose their job through no fault of their own. These resources will help ensure that displaced workers from Warren have the financial support and training opportunities to get a fresh start.”
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is a federal program that provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. The program extends benefits including training for employment in another job or career, income support, job search allowances, and relocation allowances. Qualified workers may quickly return to employment through a combination of these services.
A copy of the letter to Sec. Solis can be seen here.