WASHINGTON -- Wilmington Mayor David Raizk Friday asked the Obama administration for emergency economic assistance in the wake of a series of devastating economic blows in the Clinton County city. DHL, the city's largest employer, has announced plans to move its Ohio operation to Kentucky.

Raizk told WHIOTV.com on Friday, "We've already lost 6,000 jobs." Another 180 additional full-time jobs will likely be lost in the coming weeks.

The mayor met for 10 minutes with vice president Joe Biden in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to The White House. Raizk and Ohio congressional leaders are asking for millions of dollars in federal job training money, to help thousands of laid-off DHL workers learn new occupations.

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