U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that more than 1,000 workers from RG Steel in the city are eligible for benefits to help them transition to new jobs and purchase affordable health care insurance.

Workers will be eligible for two federal programs. Under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, workers can receive job training, income support, job-search allowances and relocation allowances.

The second option extends the Health Coverage Tax Credit, which helps trade-affected workers and their families purchase private health coverage to replace the employer-sponsored coverage they may have lost.

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