Sen. Brown Announces Worker Adjustment Assistance for More than 135 Workers in Summit County

New Federal Funds Will Provide Support to Displaced Workers at Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. in Barberton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that approximately 135 displaced workers at Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. are eligible to apply for worker adjustment assistance.  Certification was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“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 in Barberton have the financial support and training opportunities to get a fresh start.”

All workers of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. engaged in the production of industrial power generation and environmental control systems and equipment are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance. Increased imports from abroad led to job losses at the company.

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.

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