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:
|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|