U.S. Boosts Funding to Help Unemployed Ohio Workers

Dayton Daily News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has released $19.1 million for job retraining and employment assistance for Ohio workers who lost jobs because of U.S. trade with other countries, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

The funding through the government’s Trade Adjustment Assistance program pays for career training, employment and other services to workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign competition from U.S. trade partners, Brown said Wednesday, June 3.

Under the program, a company, labor union or group of workers can ask the Labor Department to certify a group of workers as eligible for the trade adjustment program benefits. If the department finds them to be eligible, workers in that group may apply for the training and employment funding.

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