Brown Announces Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance for More Than 1,600 Auto Industry Workers in Ohio

New Federal Funds Will Provide Income Support, Retraining, and Benefits to Displaced Workers in Fulton, Hamilton, Hancock, Lorain, Stark and Summit Counties

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 more than 1,600 workers who were laid off due to a downturn in the auto industry.

"Losing a job can devastate families and affect whole communities," Brown said. "This assistance will enable Mansfield workers to find good jobs as soon as possible. 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 allowances, and relocation allowances. Qualified workers may quickly return to employment through a combination of these services.

Below are the companies receiving assistance:

Company County
Nobel Automotive Ohio LLC Fulton
Pomeroy IT Solutions Hamilton
Sanoh America Inc. Hancock
Republic Engineering Products Inc. Lorain
Colfer Manufacturing Inc. Stark
Noble Metal Processing Ohio Summit

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