WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) benefits for 93 workers who were laid off when Tekni-Plex Inc terminated its operations. 

"Losing a job can devastate families and can affect whole communities. This assistance will enable workers in the Troy community to find good jobs as soon as possible. As we work to improve our trade policy so it serves the interest of our nation’s workforce, we must ensure that displaced workers have the financial support and skills training opportunities to get a fresh start.”

The TAA 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 allowance, and relocation allowances. Qualified workers may quickly return to employment through a combination of these services.